new lialda...6mp...remicade weight gain?

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/15/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
i take 6mp for my fistulating crohns....soon lialda.. does anyone else take lialda? if so how is it working for you? and does anyone know if remicade makes u gain weight? i am off of it now but just realized that i gained weight while on it anyone else have that problem?
please help me out thanks!!!
     Diagnosed Aug 2007 of crohns disease
   Currently Taking remicade
        panic/anxiety attacks...i have xanex but afraid to take it
          Fistulas make me mad!!

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 8/16/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I am on 6MP also and have had 4 Remicade infusions so far... I have not noticed any weight gain from it. I have never taken Lialda... Good luck!
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's at age 16, then with proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, 20mg Prednisone, Bentyl and Percoset as needed... just started Remicade

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/16/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Remicade made my son gain weight, but it was "catch-up" weight and only a result of him being healthy for a change. It was desperately needed weight, not unwanted weight. Once he'd caught up to a normal weight, it stopped.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 8/16/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had 3 infusions, and I haven't noticed any weight gain from Remicade. It may be due to Remicade making you feel better.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 8/17/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I was originaly on Lialda just after my diagnosis. It helped, but not enough for me (had to switch to Humira). Even though it didn't get me into remission, I definitely helped alleviate my symptoms. There was a period of time when I was off Lialda before I started the Humira and I was miserable. Everyone's different, though and I have heard it has helped people achieve remission, so good luck.

I have not tried Remicade, though it is my next step as Humira doesn't seem to be working much anymore. I have not heard of any unneeded weight gain with Remicade.
22 years old, Female.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Ileocolitis November 2008.
Currently taking Humira.

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   Posted 8/17/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My two cents: Based on the research I've seen, Lialda is useless if you have fistulizing Crohn's disease. I wouldn't bother taking it if I were you.
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