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12-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
Sailorluna
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Cimzia itching

Hello all,
I joined the cimzia club this week. I took the first two shots on Tuesday and have had an on and off headache which I have noticed other people mention. Oddly I find that I also have on and off itching on my arms and legs, not near the injection site. Nothing horrible and no rash or anything but it is noticeable and annoying. Does anyone else have this reaction? Did anything help you? Thank you for your help.
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12-22-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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Hi Sailor

Did the itching just start ? Or did it start the same day after the injection ?
In my opinion, it may be a sign of a slight allergic reaction.
Have you called your GI to report it? If not, I definitely would.
Oh, and maybe try some Benadryl to see if that relieves the itching a bit?

Best of luck!
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12-22-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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The itching started the day after the shot. I will try the benadryl and let the gi know. thanks!
12-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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I always have a slight itch when I'm on biologics... its like an anti-tnf itch. Mine went away after I stopped Humira and was only on Pred, now its back on Cimzia. Plus its winter and I have crazy dry skin. Anyway, I just take a daily allergy pill for seasonal allergies and assume it helps this itch thing.
12-23-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Thanks so much!! I took a 24 hour allergy pill and am not itchy today.
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