06-11-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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I had my first surgery for Crohn's last December. My doctor started me on Cimzia in April. I have been gaining an amazing amount of weight with each injection, 3 lbs after the last one, a total of 15 lbs so far. Has anyone had this experience, and if so any suggestions? My doctor said he hasn't had any experience with his patients gaining weight. I'm not even 5 ft. tall, so even a few lbs. make a difference. This is getting so depressing!
06-11-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Welcome to the forum Bailey225!

I saw on the Cimzia website that weight gain is a possible side effect.

I would assume the weight gain is temporary (will go away once the injections stop) so I think you need to consider the temporary weight gain as a small price to pay if it will help your Crohn's. You need to be kind to yourself as the weight gain is beyond your control.

Good luck with it though and please let us know if anything changes!
06-12-2011, 02:40 AM   #3
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I'm sorry to hear about the weight gain. I've never taken that drug but I have taken Prednisone and weight gain is a small price to pay for all the good the drug can do and it always went away once I stopped taking it. I'm 5'4" so you can see the weight easily on me as well. D:

Welcome to the forum!
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 75mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 19 years and counting.
06-12-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Hi Bailey and welcome!

I don't have personal experience with Cimzia, but just wanted to wlecome you to the site! If you search for Cimzia you can find other posts by users that might be helpful for you.

Check with your doc to make sure this is normal. Is the Cimzia keeping your Crohn's under control? Sometimes we have to weigh the good with the bad!

Good luck! - Amy

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