MS like symptoms??

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 11/5/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am wondering if any of the rest of you have had a reaction to remicade that has caused MS likey symptoms? Not sure that this is what is going on yet, but the MRI came back normal.  Going to see a neurologist next week, but I read online that Remicade can sometimes cause symptoms.  The weird thing is though that the weakness and loss of reflexes are only on the right side.  No pain or numbness, just an inability to make my body do what I tell it to. I am also taking Pentasa, Imuran, and weaning off prednisone.  Also on synthroid.
25 year old woman, Dx with crohns 2004.  Currently on remicade 10mg/kg, Pentasa, Azathioprine, prednisone 15mg and weaning, glucosamine with chondroiten, Calcium with D, and a multi prenatal vitamin.
I have tried asacol, colazol, entocort, fiber tabs, and have to take phernergan, tylenol with codeine, and ativan once in a while when i flare badly.

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 11/6/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Usually it is associated with Lupus like, but crohns can also cause some congitive decline because of malabsolubtion. But so can hypothyriodism. I am intrigued by the association with remi. I have no idea what to tell you, but please do the neuro workup. I am curious to see what they tell you. Before we had stuff like CT scans, there were psych cognitive testing and I think that actually lets us know more about stuff that is going on because of vitimen deficancies. Alot of vitiman defience related decline can be fixed. Unfortunately with having one autoimmune disease can lead to others.
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 11/9/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
This is so weird.  One day I woke up and could not lift my right foot.  If I stood with both feet flat footed, I could not raise the right one at all, from the ankle level.  Scared me to death!  It took three months, dragging my foot and trying to practice on my own. physical therapy.  Since I had no idea what was happening.  Now, after 18 months. it is fine.  However, my right arm is starting.  Is it MS?
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