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Trying Cimzia

  • By 1keylimepie

    Hello everyone 🙂 My Rheumy wants me to try Cimzia injections bi weekly. Does anyone have experience with it? I’v had 2 injections ( double starter ) and feeling terrible so far 🙁 Can anyone shed some light? Thanks

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  • By Michael Booth Moderator

    Hi there 1keylimepie, thank you for being here and for asking. I personally do not have experience with Cimzia though I do with other tumor necrosis factor drugs of the same class. I also have had experiences where right away I felt awful on a new biologic, and can relate to that frustration and worry. We encourage you to discuss this with your doctor as soon as possible, since we can only provide information and personal experience here.

    I am hoping someone with first hand experience with Cimzia can chime in here. In the meantime here are two articles that might be of interest to you.

    This article is purely informational:

    Cimzia (Certolizumab)

    And this article discusses some of the awful feelings of sickness and malaise that can accompany RA symptoms and treatment from a research perspective: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/why-do-i-feel-so-rotten-sickness-symptoms/comment-page-1/#comments

    Best wishes moving forward, and I hope you and your doctor can sort this out quickly. — Michael (rheumatoidarthritis.net team member)

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