Update: Still in hospital, but still kickin

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   Posted 11/23/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I just talked to my GI and he is going to infuse me with some Remicade today. Hopefully I'll get started on some liquids too. This has been the longest I have gone not eating or drinking anything (since last Sat. night). I was taking Humira and my last shot was almost a week ago. Has anyone gotten Remicade that close to a Humira injection? I was just wondering if I should be worried about that. I know my GI wouldn't do anything to hurt me, but if anyone has any experience with that I would love to hear about it. Thanks again to everyone for being so repsonsive to me. You all have really helped keep me going.



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   Posted 11/23/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have any experience with either of those meds, but did want to wish you good luck! I hope they get you feeling better soon.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 11/23/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dana, glad to see they are getting you sorted out, when i was on remicade which was only 2 infusions the doc told me that i would have to have a 4 week washout period before going on Humira (which i didn't go on in the end) Not sure if its the same going from humira to remicade. hope you get out of hospital real soon take care Bev x wink
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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   Posted 11/23/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dana, I was on remicade and switched to humira for me it was almost 8 weeks since I
had my last remicade infusion.
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 and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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   Posted 11/23/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dana, hope you're getting closer to getting out. If you haven't already, I'd remind the dr of the time of your last Humira shot. You can never tell what might get overlooked. I hope you get off NPO real soon, we all know what that's like.

I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
Crohn's Dx April 2006. Pentasa and Entocort EC

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