I had very similar experieces to your before EVERY Remicade infusion became due. I was initially started on Remicade not because of the severity of my Crohn's but due to the severity of my spondyloarthropathy [SpA] and associated enthesitis. Since that diagnosis, it has been determined that I have Ankylosing Spondylitis [AS]. AS and SpA are cousin diseases. Approximately 20% of people with Crohn's develop SpA.
Prior to starting Remicade, I could only get around using a cane and on bad days, a wheelchair. Remicade improved my mobility and therefore, my quality of life, in a multitude of ways. I didn't feel I was dependent on Remicade, rather that Remicade was a much needed medication that improved my health and quality of life.
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