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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 10/2/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor is trying to get Remicade approved by my insurance - anyone on it?  Does it work, and if so how quickly?  Any side effects?  Anything has to be better than prednisone, right???
Diagnosed UC June 2007 (mis-diagnosed with IBS for 3 years)
Current meds: Asacol 9/day, Prednisone 10 mg (YAYYY!), Prilosec 40mg, fish oil, iron, multivitamin, probiotic.
6-MP 25mg, Cortenema

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 478
   Posted 10/2/2007 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Remicade did nothing for me.
But, for some people, it has worked wonders and put them in remission. 
Back on Pred - 8mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 150mg
Actonel 35mg
Predfoam Enema
VSL #3 with Activia Yoghurt
EPA Fish Oils
Various Homeopathic meds
Asacol x 9
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic
Prograf Tacrolimus 4mg

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 2346
   Posted 10/2/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Remicade gave me my life back! I have been taking it for almost 3 years. I have no side effects. Some notice it helping right away, others it takes 5 or so infusions before they notice a difference, so be patient with it. Good luck!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 616
   Posted 10/2/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It has given me my life back too :) I've been on it about a year, no side effects that I've noticed
It took about 3 infusions and a reduction of Asacol to get me better
Current Meds

Asacol 4 tabs 2x daily
Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
Omega-3 once daily
Eighth Remicade infusion End of August

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2004
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 10/2/2007 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   

I had my first infusion today to early to tell ,,,i was flaring wen i went to the hospital ,,and i did fill better wen i left ,,,my next will be in two weeks ....if it starts to work or not i will post it
colazal 750mg 3x3 a day
mercaptopurine 50mg 1 a day
allopurinol 100 mg
rowasa enema pm
multi vitamin
folic acid
fish oil
dx 2004 uc

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