Plagued with allergic reactions and a grand finale of skin cancer, yesterday marked the beginning of my final adventure into the land of TNF-Alpha inhibitors. Good bye Remicade, adios Humira, hello Cimzia. And if Cimzia doesn’t like me — or vice-versa — I’m out, and the world of anti-TNF therapy is not for me. After all what doesn’t kill you — almost killed you! (Or me, in this case. Literally, like I almost suffocated in my own hives.* Yikes.)
Enough pessimism though, I have read and heard great things about Cimzia, and must say that as a designer I am almost more excited about the user experience and packaging than the actual drug. Speaking of which, there is a great review about it and the history of injection devices on Core77.
Fingers crossed that this will work. So far, so good. I’m ready to say good bye to the prednisone any day now... *And now the ER bills are slowly killing me.