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04-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Stiff and painful neck

I have had a very stiff and painful neck the past few days. I'm not sure whether Cimzia can or is causing this. Anyone else experience this on Cimzia or another biologic?
04-13-2013, 03:34 AM   #2
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I haven't taken Cimzia but I see swelling in the neck listed as a possible side effect. Its possible that the swelling could cause pain.

"swelling in your neck, underarm, or groin (this swelling may come and go)" http://www.drugs.com/sfx/cimzia-side-effects.html

I have a bulging disk in my neck so I tend to have pain there often but I didn't notice an increase in neck pain while I was on Humira or while on Remicade. Have you talked to your doctor about it?
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04-13-2013, 07:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for looking into it. I haven't noticed any swelling along with the pain. I think I will need to bring this up to my doctor to be on the safe side.
04-13-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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I had a very stiff - to the point of immobile - neck with Infliximab.
It went through my jaw and neck and was rather painful.
And it was just on one side.

No problems with Humira though.
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04-13-2013, 09:50 AM   #5
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Samboi did they say why you were experiencing that? Did they take you off after you complained of it?
04-13-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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It was definitely a side effect.
The next dose gave me a seizure as it was being administered - so no more Infliximab for me.
I'd had two doses about ten years before - so they attributed both reactions to antibodies.
I was moved on to Humira and have enjoyed great success with this.
04-13-2013, 11:17 PM   #7
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Wow! Thanks for that post! I'm so happy your med is working! S
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04-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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Wow that's scary samboi. I woke up again with the neck pain and I never have it so I'm afraid it may be a side effect. I really don't want to stop Cimzia though.
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