I was on Humira and switched to Cimzia in August 2009. I prefer Cimzia over Humira. Much less side effects and easier to give myself the injections. Two injections, once a month. Sometimes I do get a migraine the day after the injections, but it only last one day. I have also noticed that for some reason I get dehydrated easier on Cimzia. Drinking 2 liters of water a day helps with that, though. Plus, their Cimplicity program pays my $100.00 co-pay each month. You have to reapply for it each year, but I've heard it gets approved. No additional weight gain with Cimzia at all. While on Humira I gained 40 lbs even though I eat extremely healthy and work out 4 to 5 days per week.
Another symptom I have had on Cimzia, but not with Humira is abscesses/boils in the groin area and on my butt. I found out, through this forum, that an antibacterial soap along with an acne wash can help keep them at bay. My dr said Flagyl and Cipro treats the boils/abscesses (which are staph infections) well, but I am unable to tolerate either of those antibiotics.
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