Feeling good....finally!

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JenLS
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/18/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I was having horrible pains and a noisy stomach.  Turns out Imuran wasn't controlling inflamation.  Figured that out after Colonoscopy 2 weeks ago.  My GI suggested Remicade and if that doesn't help calm the inflamation, then it's a resection.  Had my first Remicade infusion last Tuesday.  Was a little discouraged over the weekend because I was continuing to have horrible pains.  Then Wednesday I had a great day.  No pain, no noise, increased energy.  I thought "ok, just a good day".  Well I'm at day number three of feeling great!  I know, only 3 days, but it so nice to feel well!  I'll have my next infusion on Tuesday (22nd).  I'm very hopeful! 
I'm new to this site and have been so relieved to see that people are so caring.  I can relate to things that you all are going through.  So nice to know I'm not alone with this horrible diesease!

RedAdmin
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you still taking the Imuran with the Remicade infusions? I take both to keep things in line.
Red (Lee Ann)
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JenLS
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   

I am still taking Imuran and Pentasa.   My GI said after we get the first few infusions going we would talk about these meds.  I know there are lots of discussions about taking Imuran along with Remicade.  They are worried about suppressing the immune system too much.  I do think they are doing studies, but since Remicade for Crohn's is still pretty new the results won't be out for quite sometime. 

Sounds like you are doing well on Remicade?  How long before you felt the affects of it? 


Pommom
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi JenLS. so glad to hear you are doing good with the Remicade. I love it. I feel so much better after the infusions. I premedicate with Benadryl and Tylenol. Continued success with Remicade. Take Care
pommom
 
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001...MEDS--Lomotil,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Levsin SL,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Ultram.and many more. 29 meds..

RedAdmin
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
My doc told to student docs on my last visit that I was a Poster Girl for Remicade. I have been on it for over 7 years. I went a while without the Imuran, and I went a while at 50mg, I am now at 100mg and have had my Cade doubled permantly. But I am doing well and have learned how to read my body. I know that I still have things I cannot eat, and I listen when I should rest. I know I will never be as I was before, but part of that is age. Things change as we grow older as well as our body handling our meds differently as we get used to them.
Red (Lee Ann)
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      When life gives you lemons, squirt juice in your enemy's eyes.


JenLS
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm glad you are well! 

I've wondered about foods.  I've wondered if the lactose intolerance will go away?  I agree with you about listening to your body.  It's taken awhile (I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago) but I've learned to listen to my body.  It's slso been nice to have a wonderful husband who helps me out tremedously when I'm not my full self.


Matthew
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   Posted 4/18/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope this trend continues for you!

Sincerely,
Matthew

Lynn
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   Posted 4/18/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto what Mathew said. :) Gotta love feeling good!!!!!!!!!!!
Dx'd with crohn's 1983, resections 83,85 and 89 Double Strictureplasty 2005, Dx'd COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2002 and Fibromyalgia 2005.
Currently takeing Humira, Pentasa, Lomotil, Elavil, Sinemet, Skelaxin, Advair, Abuterol, Oxycodone and Xanax as needed


Sharann
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   Posted 4/18/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Do a happy dance then!
I will always welcome a good day or more and just enjoy every moment of it.
I am a Certified Doxie Lover(Weinerdogs)


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 4/19/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
HUGS to you! I'm happy you are feeling better. Nothing better after suffering. Take care of yourself and make the most of the good days!
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