Weight gain with Infliximab in crohns disease (link)

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   Posted 11/12/2007 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 11/12/2007 5:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting article, but I have not lost or gained an ounce since starting Remicade.
And I also have not met any overweight patients at the Remicade infusion center that I go to.
Mostly everyone is thin, or average weight at the center.

58 yr old female
Dx with Crohn's-Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Aciphex

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   Posted 11/12/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
PB4, thank you so much for posting this.  I was overweight before being diagnosed with Crohn's.  Then came the Prednisone, which I gained about 20 pounds.  I have gained an additional 20 pounds since starting Remicade.  Julie

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12.5mg a day
Imuran just increased to 50mg
Acidophilus daily
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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