Now on to remicade

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 5/12/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am now at that spot where it is finally determined that Imuran is not working. 15 weeks of absolutely no change. I am a bit saddened by that. Pred doesn't work either. It's like I am immune to it or something.

SO now I get to have a lovely colonoscopy (for starting purposes) then start Remicade. I am hoping and praying that the Remi will work. I am running out of options. I am still so darned down about surgery not helping with remission. I had high hopes with the imuran too.

I am nervous about the remi as I have a lot of allergies (food and drug) and that puts me at a higher risk of reacting to it. But I am determined to give a go.

Well that is my update for now.

Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Resection October 2008.
Also have severe asthma.
Fibromyalgia (allergic to Lyrica)

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine, Asacol

Presently taking: now on Imuran, probiotics, calcium, B12.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/12/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
(((westat)))) Here's hoping the Remicade works for you.

Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 5/12/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
 hope all goes well for you on the remi  and that it puts you in to remmision for a very long time Good luck Bev x

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 161
   Posted 5/12/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I, too, will soon be starting remicade. I hope it works some magic for both of us!
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