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   Posted 5/27/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you noticed your CD symptoms to get worse for a couple of days after the infusion?  I had my 4th infusion on Tuesday.  Wednesday I was having more discomfort and loose movements.  Today, Thursday, I was having even worse more pain and urgency and gas.  Has anyone noticed this worsening of CD in the days after an infusion?
STRANGE SYMPTOM: Just to the right of my navel it hurts when I touch my skin there.  It feels like a burn or something but the skin is unblemished.  The area is a bit pale that is all.  Doesn't feel like anything wrong inside.  Have you experineced this? Sure hope both of these things are temporary.  Thanks

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   Posted 5/27/2010 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always noticed that I can get a little constipated after remicade. It does seem to wear me out a little bit for a few days afterwards. As far as the tender area, I haven't experienced that either. If it continues to bother you I would call my doctor, and I'm not sure about you but my remicade nurse is always more than welcome to take phone calls to answer patients questions also.
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   Posted 5/27/2010 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
i just had my 3rd infusion last Monday and I don't think the Remicade is doing anything yet.  I feel like crap.  Still keeping my fingers crossed.  i did notice after the 1st infusion that i was going to the bathroom a bit more...

35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently off Pred.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 1st Remicade infusion a week and a half ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.

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   Posted 5/28/2010 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the information. mtgman I did not notice much of change until about a week or so after my third infusion. I was told to give it at least 6 months to work. So hang in there my friend.
I am only on my fourth and at 8 weeks apart. If I don't feel better by Monday I will email the doctor. Thanks T-dawg.

Have a great holiday everybody

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   Posted 5/28/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I was told by my GI that Remicade reaches maximum effectiveness a few weeks after the infusion. So, if you are having symptoms just after your infusion, it may be that your previous dose is wearing off, and the new dose hasn't started to really work yet.

You may want to mention this to your GI. You might want to consider moving your infusions a bit closer together.
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.
Crohn's Disease and Guillian-Barre' Syndrome.
Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."

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   Posted 5/28/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I was wondering that. I am doing better today but I still have that odd pain in the "skin" to the right of my navel. Less though. I think by Monday I am going to be fully back on track. Thanks to all for your input and advice.

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