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bigmarkinatl
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/27/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
How many infusions of Remicade does it take for most before they start noticing a significant improvement in there UC signs? I have my second infusion this Friday and I'm hoping to notice some improvement from the treatment. Are most of you able to go to work after the treatment. My treatment is scheduled for 8:30am Friday.

Canadian Chick
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/27/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
For me, I didn't see much improvement until after my third infusion. Slight improvement after my second, but not the relief I was hoping for. Yes, I always could work right after my treatments.

bigmarkinatl
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   Posted 5/27/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   

how significant of an improvement did you notice after your 3rd transfusion? Are you still receiving Remicade treatments and have they kept you in full remission?


Nor_TX
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 5/27/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I didn't notice a significant improvement until my 6th infusion.  From that point on, it got better and better.
 
Keep hanging in... it will work!
Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 4 weeks
                   Venofer infusion every 4 weeks
                   B12 every 4 weeks              
                   15 mg. Methotrexate/injection weekly
                   12 Asacol daily
                   10 mg. Celexa daily
                   Zofran as needed


bigmarkinatl
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/27/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the feedback. I hope to notice some added benefits before my 6th infusion, but time will tell! I'll keep you posted.

 


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 5/27/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
BOOM, I was in remission after the first one. I've had two, third one is tomorrow.
I can work after, no problem. Just noticed I'm tired for a day a two, take naps after work.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares.  Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), salmon oil (omega-3) when I can remember. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet.
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow


Canadian Chick
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   Posted 5/27/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm still getting Remicade but it is not keeping me in remission right now. Once I get my next Infusion in 2 weeks I will have it every 6 weeks. I noticed pretty much complete remission after my third treatment - not right away but within a week of receiving it. I also started getting allergic reactions to it though - watch out for those - Benadryl works wonder for those.

bigmarkinatl
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   Posted 5/27/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
everyone...thanks for your responses! They are tremendously helpful, inspiring and encouraging. I'm confident that my 2nd infusion on Friday will go well. Thanks again!

Lonie
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   Posted 5/27/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I too was in remission after my first infusion; been having those infusions for four years now with no side effects. I was taking Benedryl when I first started infusions, and then switched over to Loratadine (Claritin) or Zyrtec because either of those didn't leave me drowsy. By the way, welcome  to the forum, and let us know how your next infusion goes! :-)
Carol

Remicade - will have my 29th infusion on July 8
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
 
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