start cimzia tomorrow

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crohn's pt mom
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   Posted 5/10/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter is finally starting cimzia tomorrow.  I still don't understand how it will help the abscess heal, but we are praying it does.
between the 3 seton drains and the new fistula on her butt cheek she drains constantly and has to use multiple feminine pads to catch it.
Still taking vicodin as needed and worried about it.
She eats okay, if only she could get some relief from the abscess.

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   Posted 5/10/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry to hear that, I hope that she is still in good spirits.
Best of luck!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 5/10/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending good thoughts her way! I get a new seton placed tomorrow and still hoping the Cimzia and setons will help close the fistula. I hope your daughter is feeling better soon!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone, Tysabri
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--currently taking methylprednisolone 40mg-taper.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl

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