keith, i thought you were doing well on cimzia, what happened? Didn't you have good luck with remicade for quite some time? I was a total non-responder.
Cimzia works for me for about
10-12 days then my symptoms flare back up. I need Cimzia to work for the whole month, I'm not sure if they'll approve a double dose.
I've taken 5 doses (3 loading) and two regular doses. I'm calling Cimzia a failure for me.
Remicade worked great for me (almost 5 years) but I developed a reaction to it and had to discontinue it. I tried Humira and Simponi but I got the same reaction plus they didn't even touch my flare.
If I can't get Stelara approved then I will probably start Entyvio. I'd like to try to get off of antibiotics; I've been on them for about
I have to schedule an appoint with my GI to discuss the next step.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cyclosporine -- Twice
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Cimzia, Sulfasalazine, and rotating antibiotics
Future meds: Stelara, currently waiting for my insurance to approve it
Post Edited (ks1905) : 2/9/2016 10:00:59 AM (GMT-7)