I kid you not, I felt results within the first 24 hours of my first infusion, at 5mgs/kg dose , every 8 weeks. I was able to sleep thru the night, finally, & went down to about
4-6 formed bm's, no blood. Which sounds like a lot, but was a VAST improvement over my previous 10-15 bm's a day. Worked alright for a little less than a year, aside from horrible strep pneumonia complications, but after my first few infusions the results were lessened. And my symptoms were coming back sooner & sooner. Am now at 10mgs/kg dose, every 6 weeks. Is working alright- I have 4-7 bm's a day, no blood (well, maybe a little bit in the week before my infusion), & am usually able to sleep thru the nights. Or get up only once.
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07