How long for results with Remicade

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Laurie G
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   Posted 8/25/2007 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
I am supposed to start Remicade this week.  When will I see results?  Is it fast?  I have been sick for 3 months -- hospitalized twice and am just not good.
Thank you

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   Posted 8/25/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
After my second infusion [2 weeks after the first one], I had real improvement in my gut symtpoms. Then about a week before the third infusion, my gut symptoms came back. After that third infusion, my gut was great and has basically stayed that way. For the first time in 25 years, I did not have to consider the impact of everything I ate.
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   Posted 8/25/2007 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Everyone is different, I personally felt terrible the day of my first infusion.  The next day I felt as if I had energy for the first time in months.  With in days the BM's lessened.  After the second infusion, I have done pretty good.
want_2_be_well AKA Mel
32 year old Female
Diagnosed with CD 2006, had been ill off and on for over 10 years.
Also have seasonal allergies, milk allergy, and asthma.
CD Meds: Remicade every 8 weeks, Imuran 50 mg, Pentasa

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   Posted 8/25/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
i have been on remicade since dec 06 and i am not having very good results at all.My symptoms come back within 4 weeks after my double dose of remicade.They cant even get it to last the eight weeks so it all depends.Everyone is different and everyone metabolizes the drug differently.GOOD LUCK
dx in oct 2006
entocort ec 9mg 1xday
remicade 10mg per kilo every 6-8 weeks
phenagren every 8 hours
dycyclomine 20mg 3xday
iron 325mg 2xday
calcium supplement
hydrocodone/apap 5mg/500mg 1-2 tabs every 4-6 hours
hydroxyzine 25 mg 1 tab every 4-6 hours
glycopyrrolate 2 mg every 8-12 hours

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   Posted 8/26/2007 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Laura,
It could take up to 3 infusions. I have been doing Remicade for over 2 years and its a wonder drug.
I hope Remicade works good for you like me.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 8/26/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had 3 infusions. After my 2nd, I got a new fistula and it has not healed yet- 4 weeks after my 3rd infusion.
I have an appt. with a specialist in NYC because my GI does not think it's working and he doesn't know what else to do with me.
Good luck-I hope you do well on remicade! :-)
36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07.  Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.
Ginger :)

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   Posted 8/26/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   

I have been taking remicade now for about 2 yrs.   It works great until about the 7th week for me.  that is when i know it is time for another fix.  everybody is different.  i sure do hope it works for you.  A big thing with this disease is FOOD.  have to try things to see if the body can handle them.  The only things i have to watch on my diet now is, Dairy products,beans, and nuts.   

Bill W.

Treat people the way you want to be treated. yeah
U.C.  for 10 yrs
Large intestine removed in 02 due to Ulcers.
Chrohns for 2 yrs
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