remicade infusion response time

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/14/2007 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
How long does it take to respond? Is is ok that I have not responded 5 days after my second infusion? Please excuse redundant post.

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/14/2007 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
for me it took the whole load dosage(3 infusions) for it to work.
38 yrs old male. dx with cd of ileum June 2006.
3 feet of large intestine and 1 1/2 feet of small intestine removed because of complications from diverticulitis (fall '03) i.e. hartman's surgery(starting to wonder if i was misdiagonized and was actually CD)
med. : 100mg imuran ,remicade Dec.06 every 6 weeks
 arthritis in fingers and knees

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Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 494
   Posted 10/14/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
when i first started it tool about 6 weeks or so to start feeling better and then a lot longer after that to get back into good condition. but i was a very sever case too so it depends on each person.

Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Probable MS
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 10/14/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi it could take up to 3 infusions to notice anything. I have been on Remicade for over 2 years and
it has really helped me. I am also am enjoying being in remission. I hope Remicade works wonders 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.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 10/15/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was very lucky. Remicaide helped me after my first dose. I've been in remission since I started taking it earlier this year. I hope it helps you as well.
Current Medications:

Pentssa, 1000 mg qid
Vitamin B Complex
Trader Joe's Probiotic
Folic Acid
Remicade infusion; every 8 weeks
Ambien, PRN
Seasilver Whole Food Liquid Nutrition

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