Starting Remicade this week

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Artc
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/21/2008 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Starting Remicade this week. My doc was not keen to start. He prefer to slowly increase the MP6 medication + pred from the bottom up rather than jump to the big gun.
Currently on 100mg/day of MP6 + 40mg/day Pred. Doc advise to increase the MP6 to max for my body weight and give it a try. 
 
Does increasing MP6 to max will help? I had been on 75mg MP6 for over 3 months and 100mg for almost 2 months now. I still have no relief yet. I had almost given up hope on this.
Anybody think I should give it more time with the max dose?
 
I read so many sucessful stories how Remicade had help so many crohn's patient to gain remission and lead a normal life that I like to give it a try.
 
Need some advise what precaution should I take before the infusion?
I know there is high risk using Remicade. My biggest problem is I have pulmonary spasm of the heart. But this condition is well control by medication. Am I suitable for Remicade?
 
 

mmckenna
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 725
   Posted 7/21/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Only your doctor can really answer that question about being suitable for Remicade.

As for the pre-medication, wait until you go in for your infusion. If they think you need pre-medicating they will have what you need there.

6mp can take 6 months to build up to sufficient levels in your body to really start working. 100mg is a pretty good dose also, so it either needs a bit more time, or you will need the assistance of Remicade to really start things going. I have been on 6mp and Remicade for a long time now, and they both work very well at keeping me in remission.

I hope your first infusion goes well.
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.

Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."

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