remicade and Bowel obstructions.

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debilitated
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   Posted 4/14/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
why is that they say people who have been treated with remicade and respond well are likely to obstruct. Data shows now that remicade kind of puts people at risk for obstruction? My doctor said something about that.
Male, 22. Diagnosed with Crohn's officially since 2001.. Osteoporosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Anemia.

Medications Used: Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, 6-mp, Pentasa, Flagyl, Prednisone, Zifaxan, Entocort,
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), The whole nine.

Current: Methotrexate Injection, Entocort EC, Vitamin D, Fentanyl 25mcg / 72hrs - Zofran - Folic Acid
Currently On SSDI


spookyh
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   Posted 4/14/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not 100% sure of this, but I think drugs like Humira and Remicade create a lot of scar tissue when they heal up your intestines. These strictures then make it more likely that you'll obstruct.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


pimfram
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   Posted 4/14/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
spookyhurst nailed it.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

Amor fati - Nietzsche


Nanners
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   Posted 4/15/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I heard that the Remicade causes such quick healing that it creates alot of scar tissue. I have been told that I am not a candidate for Remicade too because of the problems I have with strictures.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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