How fast Remicade start to work.

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diaper man
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   Posted 6/24/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello. Does anybody have experiences with Remicade. I just took my first infusion yesterday and I am wondering how long does it start to kick in.  I felt pretty good today, but not sure if its the Remicade or just a flook.
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone Canasa suppositories.  Budesonide
Colitis in last part of Colon.  Currently bleeding every bowel movement. 

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   Posted 6/24/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I asked this question recently, too, and it seems like it varies. I started it 2 weeks ago and go in for my second infusion tomorrow. I felt better the second day, then worse for a few days, then slightly better but I am really not doing that much better now. I am also tapering off prednisone which always makes me worse.
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
20 mg Prednisone AM, 20 mg PM (tapering from 60mg a day)
Started Remicade 6/11/09
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 6/24/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
it has taken 3-4 infusions before it started working for me, at 6 week intervals.
Diagnosed U.Proctitis 07

Flare Feb 09 - Diagnosed with Severe Pancolitis
Remicade, 50mg Prednisone, Cortenema PM, 1g 5 ASA suppository AM

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