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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/2/2014 5:28:27 PM

Reviewer: KOOPER, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I STARTED ON CIMZIA 4 WKS AGO TOOK 2 200 MG ONE WEAK TWO WKS LATER THE SAME MY FEET AND ANKLES STARTED SWELLING HURTING BACK OF MY LEGS TINGLING ACHING CHILLS STUFFY NOSE I CALLED DOCTOR HE SAID DO NOT TAKE ANYMORE I HAVE APPT TOMORROW WITH HIM WITH RESEARCH IT SAYS IT WILL TAKE 5 WKS TO GET OUT OF MY SYSTEM I HAVE NEVER FELT THIS BAD STARTING ON ENBREL OCT 11 NEED TO LET CIMZI ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/18/2014 3:04:16 PM

Reviewer: Bonnie55, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have had RA for 37 years and have been on several biologics. I started taking Cimzia about 6 weeks ago. It may be helping some, I seem to have more energy and less pain; however, I am itching so much. I have an itchy rash on my leg and tingling all over. I'm a little afraid of taking another dose in a week. Wondering if anyone else has had the itching problem and what you did about it...

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/9/2014 4:46:20 PM

Reviewer: A24KBabe, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I just read that cimzia holds in water and adds weight gain on people taking this med by shots. Isn’t that wonderful? I have been trying to lose some weight and wondered why nothing is happening. It doesn’t take away pain in arms and shoulders nor in legs feet or knees. I ask myself…then why am I taking it. It is supposed to keep your hands from the crippling effect of RA. Well my finger ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/6/2014 10:22:25 PM

Reviewer: RA and so tired of fighting, 45-54 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
This drug will cause extreme weight gain in the form of both water retention and FAT in the mid section just like prednisone does. The drug company will NEVER admit it because it hurts the sales. I am 50 years old in and taking it for RA. Have been on many type drugs and this drug is the worst for weight gain. DIET/EXERCISE /RUNNING ... nothing makes a difference , you will still put the pounds on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/15/2014 9:11:14 AM

Reviewer: Rainbow, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Woke up with terrible pain in all joints, worst in ankles & feet. Referred to rheumy but original tests neg. Thought to have osteo. Had steroid shots in fingers & wrists so I could could continue working. Had good results, but pain eventually got worse all over and was re-tested & dx with RA. Went on prednisone & metho, felt great after a few wks. But then she weaned me off pred ... Show Full Comment

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