What is the longest you can delay your Remicade infusion?

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   Posted 2/20/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had two Remicade infusions now, and my next was scheduled for Feb 4, but because of this sinus/lung infection I am on antibotics for another week or so, then have to be off the antibotics to get the infusion for so long, my next infusion is March 9 -- my UC is doing fine (knock on wood).
Has anyone else had to delay?

I see my gastro on Monday -- I am still tapering on the predisone...do you think if he increased that again it would help prevent a flare?

Male 38, diagnoised in 1998, first major flare in November 2008, have had 2 remicade infusions
decreasing predisone, take folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, HMP powder and a multi vitamin

Post Edited (dodge08) : 2/20/2009 8:00:53 AM (GMT-7)

Mamas Boys
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   Posted 2/20/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I've pushed off up to 14 weeks. Wasn't pretty - but I managed.
Mamas Boys (aka KTM)
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
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   Posted 2/20/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I've not delayed for more than a week. However, when I first started Remi it wasn't FDA approved, so due to insurance issues I had to discontinue it after three infusions. It was more than six months before I got really bad symptoms again.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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