I have been on Cimzia for nearly four months now and I will say that this is the best I have felt in nearly two years. Back in January my new doctor said she wanted to find a combination for me that would "change my life". I think we found one.
Cimzia is a once a month injection. Unlike the Humira, which was administered by an auto-injector, Cimzia is the old fashioned syringe. I just haven't been able to to try injecting myself. Man of the house is chicken too. Luckily I have at my beck and call (wink) a wonderful school nurse. Also, one of my co-teachers is skilled and gave me my last shot. So it's all good.
How has it changed my life? Well, first and foremost, I am nearly pain free and I have no inflammation. I have a little stiffness, but I think some of it may be normal. But really, it is the little things... I can walk on our wood floors now without wincing. I can get into my really high bed without wishing for a step stool. I am not wiped out by 4:00 p.m. by fatigue. I feel normal and some days I forget I have this disease. And that is a very, very good thing.