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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 6/1/2010 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I took my first round of Cimzia shots on Friday. Yesterday had a lot of leg pain, both of my legs where hurting really bad, didn't want to walk too much. I'm hoping this was just the weather (been storming here) and not the Cimzia doing it to me. Other than that I really didn't have any reaction. I'm so nervous cuz I had soooo much trouble with Remicade. I haven't noticed any difference in my CD yet, but too early to tell.
Just wanted to keep everyone updated.

Take Care all!

Crohn's Disease Dx'ed in '02
Bipolar 1 Disorder w/Psychosis -Rapid Cycle

Abilify,Tofranil, Aciphex , Lisinopril, Allegra-D, Sustenex 1 per day

Crohn's drugs I've tried: Remicade (put me into remission), Entocort, Immuran, Prednisone & Questran powder.
Bowel Resection: 2002
Fistula surgery: 2003

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/1/2010 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the update, I hope the Cimzia does the trick for you. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 6/1/2010 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Congrats, always alot of work getting on these meds. smilewinkgrin

I hope it works for you, and you get a good run from it.

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 437
   Posted 6/2/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys!
Crohn's Disease Dx'ed in '02
Bipolar 1 Disorder w/Psychosis -Rapid Cycle

Cimzia, Abilify, Tofranil, Aciphex , Lisinopril, Allegra-D, Sustenex

Crohn's drugs I've tried: Remicade (put me into remission for 5 years), Entocort, Immuran, Prednisone & Questran powder.
Bowel Resection: 2002
Fistula surgery: 2003

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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 6/8/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I just had my 3rd series of cimizia, the first one i had in my stomach, and for 3 days after that i was naucious. The second round was in my stomach as well, except my injection sites swelled that night, the next day my stomach was swollen badly, went into an attack for 2 days. So I called the doc, they said injection site swelling can be common, and can increase symptoms for a period. They called back a few days later to check on my and told me they were going to do it in my legs this time. So i just had a little bit of tenderness around the injection sites, i iced them for 5 mins before the shots. Really no bad symptoms this time, just a slight solid feeling on my right side like i was gonna have an attack. I have been flaring for 2 months now, and I still am having bad diaahrea despite the meds, but im sure its cause the cimizi hasnt kicked in yet....hoping actually. I also have gained weight since i started it, let me know if u get the same. I really hope this works for us! I just like it becasue im not sitting in the doc office for 3 hours. Good luck, let me know how it goes for you and i'll do the same, i was actually just going to start a chat about it when i saw yours, so thanks!
pery rectal abess 99'-almost blew out colon
misdiagnosed "u're to young, u're fine" 99'
2003-dx with chrons, went on asacol, prednisone, 6mp, remicade, flagyl, cipro, double dosage remicade
2005-so toxic, did exploratory surgery, removed 10in of distal ileum
4months later scar tissue cause bowel obstruction another surgery to remove scar tissue
2006-present- went thru remission, until 07 when it started returning with attacks
learned to control it with diet and occasional meds prednisone, bentyl, elavil
09-had an attack on my wedding day, but got married!
currently planning on getting pregnant and just got a vitamin d supplement, and waiting to be put on cimzia

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