My first dose lasted 8 days before it wore of slightly - about 10%. I felt very energised for the first 8 days.
Was able to clean the house, all 3 bathrooms, do washing all in the same day. Have trouble sleeping during the days now as I am not tired, even though I know I should rest, I am only managing to sleep 20 - 40 mins max during the day. The last 6 days of the two wks were still better than not being on it though. I only used my stick twice in the last two and half wks!
Took my second dose on wednesday and like before had cimzia fatigue and headache the first day and half and once again I feel good/revived of energy. Hopeing it lasts longer this time round (at least 9/10 days), and at each subsequent injection I am hopeing it lasts longer each time, so I get as near as possible to two wks before it's effects run out.
Cimzia nurse says it takes 12 wks to settle down in your system and she was pleased it seems to be working for me, thus far!
I am expereincing reduced cocods and don't need to take anti flams at all. I am also of the steroids since the wkend.
Went into work today, its the last day of term. Sat for an hour and half before my knees told me they were getting sore. Was able to walk up and down 4 flights of stairs to the second and third floor with ease - experienced no problems.
I am little tired now, but I am going to bed later in the evenings. So far the cimzia experience for me contines to be a postive one. I have my first review regarding my progress with the drug at the end of August, so I don't have to do bloods until about a week before, then if all being well I move onto 3 monthly bloods.
We are set for good weather at the weekend, so hopefully we will all benefit from that.
Take care Joanne