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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.

Oct 15

Letter to My Past Self

Published on October 15, 2014 in Getting Diagnosed 0

Hey Mike, I know right now it’s hard to believe that the future could be any different. How long have you and your family suffered with this disease that so many people don’t understand? But keep faith; it will get better.

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Oct 08

Once I decided to be serious about taking care of my hereditary angioedema, I started by being honest. Not just with myself and my wife, but with my healthcare team as well. It wasn’t easy at first for a sometimes stubborn guy like me, but it has definitely made a difference in the care I’ve received from my healthcare providers.

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Oct 01

The first time I had visible signs of swelling, I was at my parents' house. My parents weren’t home, so when I woke up with both of my hands and wrists swollen, I was pretty scared. They were still swollen when my parents came home and no one could figure out what was happening. [Note that prescription FIRAZYR® (icatibant injection) is a medicine for adults 18 years of age and older to treat acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE).]

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Sep 24

What I Do as a Caregiver to Care for Myself

Published on September 24, 2014 in HAE and Family 0

Being a caregiver for family members with HAE is definitely an emotional rollercoaster. I experience emotional highs and lows depending on the frequency of my loved ones' acute HAE attacks. To me, those attacks—coupled with the challenges present in everyday life—can make some days feel as unwelcome as a sudden punch in the face. So I don’t allow myself to feel guilty for those times I need to care of myself. After each punch, I remind myself that I’ve earned some time for myself.

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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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