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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.

Dec 04

The Journey to Diagnosis

Published on December 04, 2013 in Getting Diagnosed 2

As far as I was concerned, my life was completely perfect until my first attack shattered my carefree childhood at the age of 12 [Note that FIRAZYR® (icatibant injection) is only indicated for adults 18 years of age and older with HAE. It is not known if FIRAZYR is safe or effective for children under 18 years of age]. Overnight, I went from being healthy and active to debilitated, scared, and shattered.

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Nov 20


Published on November 20, 2013 in Attack the Attacks 8

One of the challenges of HAE is figuring out what will trigger an attack. For me, I would say one of my triggers is stress, which I think is common among us HAE folks.

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Nov 06

Deciding on a Treatment

Published on November 06, 2013 in Getting Diagnosed 0

Receiving the diagnosis of HAE as an adult was the most pivotal, joyous, and hopeful moment of my life. Not only did my agonizing journey for answers finally come to an end, but a new chapter of my life began with the referral to an immunologist I see today.

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Oct 30

What HAE Is to Me

Published on October 30, 2013 in HAE 101 2

Twenty years ago, I would have said HAE is a nuisance…and the ultimate marriage test. I always seemed to have attacks at the worst possible moments, and I never wanted to be seen in public disfigured by swelling.

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Oct 25

Talking to Your Family

Published on October 25, 2013 in HAE and Family 0

HAE has been a part of my life for a very long time. At first, I didn’t know what was happening to me when I had a stomach or hand attack, and then I was finally diagnosed with HAE when I was 20.

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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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