2nd Remicade Treatment

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Ms Artichoke
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   Posted 7/9/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello al,
I was just wondering if anybody else saw really good results after their first remicade treatment, and then saw things getting worse after their second treatment. I saw an improvement in my symptoms, and then after I went for the second infusion all the improvements I had previously seen were gone, and I felt back to my crappy self (no pun intended). Does anybody have any similar experience of can help me understand.
Thanks : )

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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't see any results until 3 or 4 infusions. Don't give up hope too quickly.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

Amor fati - Nietzsche

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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
i have my 4th infusion monday. i felt nothing until about about 2 weeks ago...i've been feeling pretty good the past 2 weeks- can't chalk it up to Remicade for sure but who knows.
36 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently on 30 mg prednisone.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 3rd Remicade infusion 3 weeks ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for over a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.

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   Posted 7/10/2010 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Some patients do have fabulous results after their first infusion and others it takes a couple or a few!! My Daughter fell into the few category! Patience paid off. Still on it 7 years later.
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