2 weeks before next Remicade Infusion

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   Posted 8/17/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am somewhat new to remicade...i've had just two infusions so far and after the 2nd one...I started to feel quite a bit better and even ate some foods I probably shouldn't have. Needless to say, I only could get 2 infusions covered that were closer than 2 months apart, and now that its like 2 weeks til the next infusion, I have been feeling alot worse. So this probably shows me that it is the remicade that is working, and not MTX or entocort so much. I'm hoping that the 3rd infusion might last longer. But my question is how do you all cope the period just before your next remicade infusion? do you increase your dose on some other med like pentasa or pred/entocort? or even resort to a few pain killers to tie you over? just curious...and I'm glad that remicade is working at all.

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   Posted 8/18/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I always felt sick about a week before my infusions. I even do that now being on Humira. But with Humirs t's just a few days before the next shot since I take them bi-weekly.

I usually just get some extra rest and take tylenol for the aches and I usually know that I'll feel better after the next infusion/shot.

Good luck and hang in there!


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   Posted 8/19/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same problem... kept getting sick with about one week left to go... GI noticed the trend and up'd the Remicade dosage.
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   Posted 8/20/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI increased my dosage and when that still did not hold me to my next infusion he appealed to the insurance company and got approval to give me my infusions every 6 weeks.
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