Anyone who's pain come back after 3 weeks of remicade .when entocort start to work???

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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday afternoon my husband took his lunch and then right side pain increase .He said that lower right side area is more painful and sensitive.His pain started since 3 july then he saw dr on 8th he gave him entocort he took 2 dose of entocort.He is on remicade for 1.5 yrs last infusion was 12 june .First dr gave him every 8weeks then go 9 weeks
When entocort start to work?
Is entocort make the pain worse?
I'm worried why his pain come so early after infusion generally symptoms come near time of infusion.Is there anything else besides crohns.

Post Edited (mal) : 7/10/2008 7:31:05 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/10/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Entocort usually takes a little longer than Pred to kick in. I would give it at least a week or so to see any relief. If you are still concerned I would contact his GI again.
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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   Posted 7/10/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I started Entocort (2nd time for me) almost (2) weeks ago - as this is my only med for Crohn's at this point, my GI said it would take 7-10 days to kick in and start helping.  And it did take about 8 days for me. 
His reasoning being - (1) it isn't as quick acting as Prednisone, therefore it takes longer, and (2) when you have Crohn's your body just doesn't absorb the meds as fast and they have to build up in your system a few days before you get results.
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Fibromyalgia 2005 
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   Posted 7/10/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I am currently takeing remicade as well as entocort.  I find that the remicade only last a couple of weeks before I turn for the worse.  I find that the entocort helps a little but it does take some time for it to start working.  Hang in for a few more days and if you still are having pain call your GI.
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