Wondering if anyone has taken Cimzia for rheumatoid arthritis while breastfeeding? I have had RA for eleven years. With my first, I had to stop breastfeeding at 7 weeks (tried 10mg prednisone but the flares were still so strong that I couldn't even walk). I just gave birth to my 2nd and am hoping to go longer with this one. Currently taking 10mg prednisone, which I took throughout pregnancy. Feel good so far but know that I may flare in a few weeks, as I did with my first.
Rheumatologist suggested Cimzia (and hopefully stop prednisone), but since it is so new, I have my concerns. Drug manufacturer of course says don't take it b/c there is no good research, but some dr's feel that it is safe.
Anyone had any success with Cimzia - or another medication for RA - while breastfeeding? Unfortunately alternative therapies like dietary changes and chiropractor care do not help with my condition (and I am already very physically fit/active).