Post Edited By Moderator (ivy6) : 12/8/2009 5:20:29 PM (GMT-7)
Very interesting. My 9 year old son has been on Remicade for 2 years now. He started out at 60 lbs and as of lasts week treatment he is 106lbs. I asked his GI about Remicade and weight gain at his last visit and he said it wasn't from the Remicade. My son is very active, playing tackle football right now. Practices 3xs a week with games on Saturday. Outside playing all day when not in school. I will definately bring this up at his next treatment.
Sam 9 CD
Why did you stop the Remicade? I think the weight gain people are experiencing is because they are getting better on the Remicade and therefore can eat again. When you don't eat for a long long time and then are able to eat again you will gain a lot of weight. That is why people who go on diets that restrict eating gain so much when they get off the diet.
Hopefully the new drug will work for you. Remicade worked for me but after my bowel resection I stopped the Remicade. My chrons is in remission.
My sister-in-law tried Humera and got infections, she is now on the new drug and doing very well.