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Scrap Girl
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   Posted 2/26/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had great success with Remicade since starting it last summer. However, I noticed about a week and a half before my last infusion I started hearing the gurgling and feeling the spastic movements of my colon, which for me can signal a flare is coming. I can still "feel" my colon, maybe not quite to the extent I could before the infusion, a couple of weeks ago. I've had diarreah only a couple of times since then but I'm wondering if this means the Remicade is starting to lose its potency with me. I haven't had any blood or mucus but I'm so used to feeling 100% from the Remicade. Is this just a blip or should I ask my GI about upping the dosage?
Diagnosed with UC in Feb. 2005
Colazal (9 a day)
Folic Acid
Remicade remission

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   Posted 2/26/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I started getting symptoms earlier than eight weeks after my infusions and am now on a six week schedule for Remicade. Talk to your GI about increasing your frequency and/or your dosage.

Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, starting yet another taper attempt, down to 15/10 mg alternating daily. Daily supplements: multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums
12/1 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron) injections; 9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Bad reactions: Imuran (2/07)

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