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Dry Patches

Hi all, has anyone experienced dry patches mainly my legs, while on Cimzia??

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Hi yes I did on both shins and also later in my scalp. I suffered for a couple of years, it was really itchy and tried lots of creams etc. If it gets too bad your consultant can refer you to a dermatologist. Sarah xxx

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Hi, did the dry legs clear up when the cimzia stopped? cos I feel after almost 12 weeks on cimzia its not making a lot of difference to my RA.

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Hi I was actually on Cimzia for 5 years and it worked really well for me and I’m still trying to match it. Unfortunately I developed drug induced Lupus and severe hives so had to stop as I couldn’t tolerate it any more. In answer to your question, yes the dry skin and scalp problems cleared up once I stopped it but I always felt that they were worth putting up with as it worked so well. Sarah xxx

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Thanks Sarah, that's great information!... rhum nurse said it can take 12 weeks before it kicks in so I'll persevere till then. Xxx

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You’re welcome. I hope it works as well for you. I actually had my life back to relatively normal xxx

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I have dry patches and generally dry skin on my shins. I use shia butter and that prevents any itching. Worth a try? Good luck.

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I have been on Cimzia for over two years now. The only effect it has on me is some belly fat. It has done wonders for my hands . I still experience some joint pains, but nothing severe. I eat mostly organic and juice a lot. I use tumeric , ginger and make natural things for arthritis. The computer is my greatest asset for looking up remedies for arthritis. I exercise mostly 5 days a week which I can do because I am retired. I had juvenile arthritis but it did not affect me until I was in my 70's, but I have always exercised all my life.

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