I started Remicade on Sept 23 and saw no improvement with the first infusion I had. The 2nd infusion I had I saw a little bit of improvement. My 3rd infusion didn't change any. For the past 2 weeks I have had increasing Left side pain with nausea and also blood/mucous everytime I go and join pain constantly. I didn't want to call my GI because I came off prednisone about
3 weeks ago or so..and I really do not want to go back on it. So I finally called my GI's office and was told by the nurse she would relay the message of whats going on to my dr...and the response was....I want to do another flex sig. Now thats great and all....but this is the 3rd scope i would have in the last 8 months (colonoscopy in April and Flex sig in August) seems to me thats way to many in a year.... I have not changed my diet or life in anyway that I could think it could effect this stupid disease. Soo i don't know if remicade is just not helping now or what.
Has anyone had this happen with remicade after a few months of it?? Do you think its kind of excessive to have 3 scopes in less than a year??
on 4/23-diagnosed with severe ulcerative proctitus
Sigmoidoscopy on 8/13- healing to mild ulcerative proctitus thanks to the prednisone.
Remicade (starting 9/23/09)