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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering how Remicade helped those who have tried it. I just started Imuran but my body did not take it well when I went upto 100mg. Since this didn't work our next option is Remicade. I feel as if I have tried EVERYTHING the past two years to get my UC under control. No luck so far eyes
Looking for some hope!

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 5/7/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Going on two years now and I'm in the best shape of my life. No issues with it whatsoever! Have been in full remission since the very first day.

aka. uc veteran

Asacol - four a day
6 MP - 1 tab. a day
Remicade - every eight weeks.

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 5/7/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ARockstar, and welcome to HealingWell. I've been on Remi for 3 years now and am in the best shape of my life too! I was so sick I could hardly leave the house. For more info you might want to go up above the control panel (blue bar) and do a Google Custom Search on Remicade -- we have several threads about it right now. Again, welcome!


Remicade - will have my 21st infusion on April 17.
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 5/7/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, your story sounds like mine! But I've been on Remicade for a year and a half now and feel great. I feel about 95% of my old self.
Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day - Probiotic twice daily - Methotrexate 3 pills once a week - Actonel once a week
Calcium supp. - 1 mg Folic Acid daily - Omega-3 once daily
13th Remicade infusion End of April

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/7/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, not to rain on the parade, but I was on remicade for year in full remission, but then for the last 4 months or so I have been in a flair, and I have gotten one remicade infusion in there and it hasn't really helped. Perhaps it was just a fluke, but apparently there are studies where the effect decreases with time, but you should definitely try it!
21 Year Old College Student
Diagnosed UC December 2002
Remicade since December 2006
Colozal, Imuran, Prednisone

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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Remicade a little over two years. I was in remission within a month of starting it, and have been in remission ever since. Even if it doesn't last forever, I hope it holds me until there are other meds approved. So far no signs of its effects lessening, though.

Second the welcome to HealingWell.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/7/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I was the same way a year ago -- horrible reaction to Imuran when I got to 100 mg and then given Remicade as my last option prior to surgery. Thank goodness the Remicade worked, although I only JUST got off the Prednisone, turns out I need to have the Remicade every six weeks rather then every eight weeks to get into a state of "almost" remission. I have 3-5 BMs in the morning, mostly formed, and a few days in the week I have a little blood and mucous. I have been off the Pred just two weeks after two years on, so I am hoping that has to do with the withdrawal and will get better. I also feel a bit nauseous for the first few hours of the morning. But even with all that, I do feel better than I have since diagnosis.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
7 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Lexipro 10 mg; Xanax as needed. Daily supplements: multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; 12/1 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron) injections; Off of the following: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07)

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