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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 4/6/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Well I am starting remicade this Thursday. All I am able to do is work and sleep. It's hard going to bed by 5:00 pm, but I am hoping I will get better with remi. I am still on 40mg pred and I am hoping to taper soon. I pray remi is the answer for me. It is hard watching life go by and I am in bed or sitting. I have a GREAT husband, but I know it is wearing on him to go to school, work, and take care of our two kids. I have great kids and that helps. I also only have seven weeks of work left and then I get summer break, yeah for being a teacher. I am praying I can make it. I love reading everyone's posts and I am learning a lot about remicade that way. I took the day off work for my first infusion. I am a little nervous about paying for it, but I will add it to the pile of bills. Thanks for all your support and I will let you know how my first infusion goes.
27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. Pentasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Amytripaline 25mg/day, Lexapro 20 mg/day, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 6 months.  

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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 4/7/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck on Tuesday, Kgirlie. Please do let us know how it goes!

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 4/7/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kgirlie, I hope the Remicade works for you. I have been on Remicade for all most 5 years and I enjoy living almost a normal life
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 4/7/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kgirlie, hope the Remi does the trick and gets you back to enjoying your family and life.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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