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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.

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Dec 04

Trauma as a Trigger

Published on December 04, 2015 in HAE 101 0

Many things are thought to be possible triggers of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, such as anxiety, stress, hormones, and physical traumas. Some patients can’t identify any triggers for their attacks. Every patient’s experience is different. For me, trauma can be a trigger, but it’s usually not until the “trauma storm” has passed and things start to calm down that I get an attack. I don’t always know when an attack will happen, but by knowing my body, my HAE, and its triggers, I can better plan ahead for the unexpected.

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Aug 05

You’re Not Alone

Published on August 05, 2015 in HAE 101 0

Has anyone faced doctors who doubt or don’t understand your hereditary angioedema (HAE)? Or does anyone else identify with holding your stomach during an HAE attack, putting on a happy face so you won't ruin your family's fun? How did those moments make you feel? I know how I felt—alone!

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Jul 10

When I think of the hurdles I've had to overcome as a person with hereditary angioedema (HAE), it seems the mental and emotional challenges loom larger than the physical ones. Don't get me wrong--I've endured enough painful attacks for a lifetime. However, HAE also undermined my sense of self, and that was my biggest hurdle to overcome.

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Jun 05

Diagnosis Day

Published on June 05, 2015 in HAE 101 0

Approaching my newly recommended gastroenterologist’s office for my second appointment, I felt my heart start to race. I had been in dozens of doctor’s offices, countless times before. Yet, this day was different. Today, my doctor had told me, he’d have answers. After six painful years of searching, my journey for a diagnosis was finally coming to an end.

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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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