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FIRAZYR is a medicine used to treat acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in adults 18 years of age and older.

Getting Diagnosed

May 15

My Journey to Diagnosis

Published on May 15, 2015 in Getting Diagnosed 0

I began to experience symptoms of hereditary angioedema (HAE) at a young age, but I wasn’t diagnosed with it until the age of 50, so my journey to a diagnosis was pretty long—but not uneventful.

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Apr 29

I’ve realized that I was lucky to receive a hereditary angioedema (HAE) diagnosis fairly quickly. Many people I’ve met had to wait years before being correctly diagnosed. HAE symptoms may be hard to diagnose: random odd swellings or repeated debilitating abdominal attacks may be identified as allergies, a "nervous stomach," appendicitis, or the dreaded "psychosomatic illness." I’ve learned that it’s my job to clearly relay my HAE symptoms to my doctors, so they have the information they need to help me.

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Apr 08

Visiting Multiple Doctors

Published on April 08, 2015 in Getting Diagnosed 0

When I started my journey to a diagnosis, I didn’t know what to expect. I just wanted to find out why I was having visible swelling. I thought I was just prone to the stomach flu or had a very sensitive stomach—I was not aware those symptoms were because of hereditary angioedema (HAE).

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Mar 25

At times, life with hereditary angioedema (HAE) can feel exceptionally challenging and lonely. Depending on where someone with HAE lives, there may not be too many “swell” friends (as I like to call them) around, and I know I’ve sometimes felt like the only person on the planet having these experiences.

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What is FIRAZYR?

FIRAZYR is prescribed to treat acute HAE attacks in adults 18 years of age and older.

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