Time for a "doing well" update! Remicade working so far.

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miguelblanco
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 11/22/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm guilty as charged for coming here to vent and share when things haven't been going too well. So, I figured it was time to post up that I am doing well right now! yeah

I've gone for two Remicade infusions, and so far, so good. My joint pains have really subsided, I'm able to eat again (I have been like an eating machine- up 11 pounds in just over two weeks!) turn Stomach pains and cramps are gone, and even my bleeding has subsided a lot. Down to two stools a day. No more night sweats, and the abscesses and fistula have really calmed and are trying to heal up. I've had a lot more energy, and have even been able to exercise lightly.

smilewinkgrin

Just thought I'd stop by in a "good" time and wish everyone well, and share my current good fortunes!

-Mike smurf
Type I Diabetes- 29 yrs. (MiniMed Insulin Pump)
Celiac Disease- 8 yrs.
Crohn's Disease- (Nov. '06)
Remicade (First Infusion 11/3/08) yeah


catpower
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 192
   Posted 11/22/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
That's great it is working for you! It's always nice to hear good news.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease; Meds: Entocort; female in late twenties.


patientspiders
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   Posted 11/22/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, Blanco... sometimes we get carried away during the bad times and forget to check in during the good! I'm glad that the Remicade is working for you.... I know it was a god-send for me a few years back.

Now I'm just on LDN and probiotics, and (crossing her fingers and knocking on wood) so far so good! It's nice to have energy again. My dog LOVES that we go on LONG walks every single day now!
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)
Stopped Humira August 22nd, 2008.
Went Gluten-Free, noticing some definite improvement.
Started LDN October 27th, and already LOVING IT.

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 11/23/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad to hear the remicade is working for you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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