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What were your symptoms after 1st Cimzia Injection? Mine weren't Good.

What were your symptoms after 1st Cimzia Injection? Mine weren't Good.

Doc said I was a Mx failure since my joints still hurt after being on Mx for five months. Tried Humira but had hiccup coughs shortly after injections and then broke out in poison ivy like hives had the same reactions but worse after the second injection. Hives biopsied and was allergic. Kept on Mx but stopped taking it after repeatedly getting upper respiratory and sinus infections. Doc tried me on Cimzia yesterday. Immediately after the… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I just started on Cimzia three weeks ago. I did not have a reaction with the first set of shots, except for some overload of fluid in my ankles. I just… read more

posted 3 days ago

Cimzia

Cimzia

Has anyone found they get an increase in disease activity or a flare a few days after their Cimzia infections? I've just realized that the worst time I've had recently has been around 3-4 days after each injection and lasts for 5-8 days or so. I've only been on Cimzia four around 2.5mths, I think I'm around 6 weeks past my last loading dose.
Just curious to know if anyone else experiences this? It is not mentioned as a possible side effect in the product information.
And if you have experienced this did… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I am having similar issues. Took my last loading dose Friday and woke up on Monday with severe body aches like the flu without a fever and congestion. I… read more

posted 6 months ago

Humira or Cimzia United health care wont cover Enbrel til I try these

Humira or Cimzia United health care wont cover Enbrel til I try these

So my Dr wanted me to take Enbrel but United health care wont cover it until I try Humira and Cimzia first and they prove to not work. Or they work and I keep using them. Dont you love that insurance companies can prescribe meds now???!!!

Anyway I need to chose between Cimzia or Humira. Any thoughts? I am already on MTX and Plaquenil and they are not cutting it.We will be dropping the Plaquenil when I start the new what ever I pick.

I was… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on Enbrel for 12 yrs. and it worked wonders for me. now have built up tolerance and have to get ok from United Healtcare to try something else.… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Cimzia

Cimzia

Has anybody taken cimzia? And how well did it work for you?

A myRAteam Member said:

has everyone quit smoking . soom times trimmed to releave the stress to start smoking be so dirty an my fall a sleep I am afraid.

posted almost 3 years ago

Cimzia

Cimzia

Has anyone failed a couple tnf blockers ,like humira and enbrel, then had success with a third one? I know they say after failing at least 2 decreases the chances with a 3rd one, but has it worked for anyone?? I know you can build up antibodies to them. What about cimzia. Since it's pegylated, it's supposed to mask it from your immune system.

A myRAteam Member said:

I am so glad that it works for you. best wishes Lola

posted about 2 years ago
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