Starting remicade this week. I have more questions...

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   Posted 5/3/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, Im in a bit of a bind here Im 12 weeks post op and having a major flare, bummer!
My GI put me on 60mg of pred and will start remicade this week.
My questions are this...... Can I start and stop remicade as needed or can this affect the antibodies in the blood?
Im just wondering about this LDN trial. It seems like such a better drug and would really like to give it a try, but in the mean time I need help now. If I cancel this infusion appointment and try to get back into the GI's office Ill be set back another week. Dont know if its worth the wait.

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   Posted 5/3/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Ingrid. Thank you for you responses and resources!

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   Posted 5/3/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
The amount of time that has elapsed between infusions will effect the body's response to Remicade. Generally if there has been a long period of time between infusions then premedication with oral or IV steroids might be necessary.
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