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missnuts
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   Posted 6/14/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone who is on Remicade help me with this?  I am currently waiting to hear if I can be funded for this drug.  Currently I am on Pred and Methotrexate and would like to get off Pred asap.  Will I have to have the Remicade and then taper off Pred or be off Pred before starting the treatment ?
 
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jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 6/14/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
nope you don't have to be off of prednisone, i was still tapering it when they started the infusions
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
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missnuts
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   Posted 6/14/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, did it help ?  Pred keeps things under control but fed up with sugar craving and weight gain.  Also will infusions help with strictures or does it just damped active Crohns ?

jpnutritionfirst
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   Posted 6/14/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
If you are responding to prednisone, is there a reason why you aren't going to try imuran first? The remicade did help me initially. I thought surgery was the only way to correct a stricture, but I'm not totally sure about that.
Crohn's Colitis diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Boswellia + Natren's Healthy Trinity probiotic + Cinnamon + Wild Oregano Oil + vitamin D + zinc


mtgman
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   Posted 6/14/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
im on both...no issues
36 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 30 mg prednisone.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 3rd Remicade infusion 3 weeks ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for over a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.

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