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07-03-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Cimzia?

Hi! I am new to the forum and was just diagnosed with Crohns. I am in my second loading dose of Cimzia as well as titating off prednisone. I am also using acupuncture.
I am feeling a lot better and am wondering if anyone else has experience with Cimzia and if it is working for you?
I sincerely appreciate any information anyone might have with this medication.

Thanks so much!
07-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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I'm so happy to hear you are responding to the medication and so quickly. I find Cimzia to be helping quell inflammation but its not controlling my abscess nor my diarrhea. It's a good medication though and I'm hoping ill find other ways to control the other aspects of the disease.
07-03-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for your response. Have you tried accupuncture? I have found that accupuncture and herbs have helped me quite a bit. Good luck to you!
07-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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I have tried acupressure but not acupuncture. I definitely believe in the validity of it though.
07-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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tried it, didn't work for me unfortunately.
Happy to hear that it works for you! Keep it up
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07-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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Thank you Maud, I will let you know how it goes. How long have you been on Cimzia?
07-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
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Also nogutsglory, how long have you been on Cimzia?
07-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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I have been on Cimzia for about 5 months.
07-03-2013, 06:02 PM   #9
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@nogutsnoglory- I will keep you posted. My last loading dose is in two weeks and then I start monthly injections. I hope that you are feeling alittle better with the Cimzia then without it?
07-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #10
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It has significantly reduced the narrowing of my strictures but I think I may need a higher dose.
07-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #11
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I am on Cimzia. I haven't noticed any improvement yet, but I only just finished my loading doses. I hope it helps you!
07-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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I think I have had Cimzia for about 3/4 of a year, so not that long.
but I had to stop because my psoriasis became severe and didn't stop spreading. And also I had a high fever from a flue but after the flue was gone the high fever stayed and it only became normal again after I stopt. And Crohn wise it didn't do anything, yes my blood got better (but that is with every medicine I get) but the inflamation stayed.

Good luck!
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07-17-2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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Hi I finished my third loading dose yesterday. I have noticed a swollen gland maybe lymph node on the right side. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks so much any feedback is greatly appreciated!
07-19-2013, 11:39 AM   #14
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I went on that medication and it didnt work for me at all but it might work for you.. good luck!
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