firecracker1...my 4th month into Cimzia I developed an abscess, but antibiotics took care of it. Probably a month later the Crohns greatly improved until my first gallbladder attack. So, Started Cimzia in May, slight improvement until Aug, beginning of Sept had an abscess, Oct...good, Nov 4 gallbladder attack (I thought I had perforated - incredible pain) since that day, totally constipated and nauseated, but the Crohn's is better. Now I deal with this along with the painful, numb, tingling feet and painful leg muscles. I soak twice a day in epsom salt baths, rub Biofreeze all over my legs and feet. Nothing I can do for the "needles being stuck in a toe" feeling. Very random. I guess it's a tradeoff. My GI wants to keep me on Cimzia since my Crohns is everywhere. My colon has diseased to the point that it is half the size it was. During a colonoscopy, he couldn't tell where my colon ended and small intesting began. he said it was unlike anything he has ever seen. The docs at the NIH agreed.
diagnosed 13 days following an MMR vaccination at the age of 44
tried Colazal, Pentasa, Immuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Cipro, Flagyl, LDN, Osiris clinical study, accupuncture, began Cimzia 5/2009