Flaring and Remicade

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   Posted 2/8/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  I have had two treatments of remicade, it's been a week since my last one. This week I have started having very bad cramps and the big D. Even drinking water makes me cramp, it's the worst I have ever had. Is this normal after starting remicade?
 Thanks to all for any input.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 2/8/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   

all depends if you are still on steriod therapy....prednisone.  if you are still on and tapering, you may not feel as well. you will know more when you come off the pred, about one month tapering, you will know right away if the remicade is working for you


good luck

diagnosed in 2006, had crohns for 10 years
area affected illeum, small intestine, 
asacol, prednisone 40mg, Imuran, small bowel resection 2006.  just diagnosed with SLE this year, still waiting to see a rumey.

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   Posted 2/9/2008 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello it takes time you should notice a diffrence after your 3rd infusion. I have been on Remicade for about 5 years. Just give it sometime. Ask your doctor to put you on a low dose of pred. Until the Remicade kicks in.
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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   Posted 2/9/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Its takes time yes but sometimes remicade has reactions--if you still feel bad call your gi and tell
him or her of your systoms---we are all different and react different to the same drugs--hope you
feel better soon..
crohns since 1994--diabetes,highblood preasure,chronic pain

Aimee =)
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   Posted 2/9/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember following my first infusion, I had some of the worst pain I remember ever having. It was after that that I started to improve.

I would encourage you to stick it out and give it a few more infusions - it can often take awhile. See if your GI will put you on something else short term, like evil Prednisone, to help.
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