Posted 5/14/2020 8:13 PM (GMT -7)
So I've had some symptoms the last month, not terrible, but not feeling the symptomatic remission I've been feeling for the last five months. I saw my calprotectin levels go down from November to February and my iron levels go slightly up. Then, this month my iron is lower than before November and my calprotectin levels are higher than November. So, the bullet I dodged in Feb. - not going on anti-TNF therapy and not getting iron infusions - by being aggressive with an anti-inflammatory and high iron diet, is back. I have been eating meat and lentils, tofu, veggies, foods recommended for low iron (to bring up my iron levels) and taking iron pills, I didn't stick to my anti-inflammatory diet as well as usual this month (because of baked goods and some fried foods), and I'm probably going to start taking infliximab ( I think that's what it's called: Remicade biosimilar) and I have three appointments in July for iron infusions. I've had low iron for five years, my GI thinks I have inflammation in the small intestine, the inflammation she saw in my colonoscopy last July was severe. I'm tired of being tired. I think it's time for me to stop constantly thinking about my health and let my doctors do the thinking for me. Also the plus side of infliximab is I'll have a nurse to talk to. My GI is very busy, and I've been relying on the internet for most of my advice and medical information.