I did Remicade infusions for crohns disease for 3 1/2 yrs. Then I went off of it and went back on again for almost a year because I developed a fistula. It induced Lupus, serum sickness and I built up antibodies to it so now I am on Humira. I do not know about RA, but can tell you most people could tell some difference in their joint pain after the 3rd infusion. It seems like when you do the initial dosing schedule that after the third infusion you can tell a difference. Once you do the initial dosing how often will you be having the infusions done? Granted ,I was getting it for a different problem, but back then the rule was an infusion every 8 weeks. Well, I never made it eight weeks because the symptoms would return with a vengeance. So, then they learned it does not stay in the body as along as they thought it did and it actually should be given to the patient tailored on their needs. I did infusions every four weeks. I sure hope you can get some relief soon.
Take care and let us know how you are doing.
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