05-28-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Amherst, Ohio

I'm new to the Crohn's Forum and would like to share my story. I've had Crohn's for 51yrs. now which started when I was 14yrs. old. At that time the local medical doctors in my area couldn't figure out my condition. After about a year I was taken to the Cleveland Clinic and there a gastroenterologist/surgeon finally diagnosed my condition as Crohn's Disease. By then I was in terrible shape weighing 90lbs. and compounded health issues as a result of the disease. I've had six surgeries from the Crohn's the last being in 1992 that resulted in having an ileostomy. I've been very fortunate in that I was able to work for 32yrs. while dealing with the effects of the disease and finally had to get a disablilty in 1998. I've been on many medications throughout the years and most recently my doctor put me on Cimzia. I've been using it for about 2yrs. now and in the past few months I've been experiencing respiratory issues. I was wondering if anybody in the forum is or has been on Cimzia and have experienced any respiratory problems.

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