Feeling a bit better finally

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Meesh
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I had posted a couple of weeks back about how dead tired I had been and just sick of being sick. Well, I had my 3rd Remicade infusion this past Saturday and it finally seems to have kicked in. I haven't seen any blood today and I had been bleeding quite a bit, bathroom trips have minimized, the godawful fatigue seems to be lifting as well. I was a bit tired working this morning, but am not just flattened to my sofa this afternoon like I had been. I was still nauseous this morning but it lifted sooner than usual, so I am hoping each day will see me feeling better. Thank goodness for Remicade!
 
Meesh

Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade: 1st infusion 7/21/07; 2nd infusion 8/18/07; 3rd infusion 10/13/07
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, holding taper at alternating 5/0 mg; Xanax; Lexipro, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day;
[2/22/07 started Imuran, off within two weeks due to bad reaction]


Lonie
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   Posted 10/17/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw, Meesh, that's terrific news. I'm trying to remember back (I've been taking Remi for so long!) and I do believe I had that tired feeling too, but after about six infusions I felt pretty much back to normal (whatever that is!) This doesn't happen often, but sometimes about a week after my infusion I have a day that I call "hit the wall day" and I just stay home and sleep. Not sure why it doesn't happen every time, but my boss, boyfriend, and co-workers are used to it now. So, I'm happy to hear the Remi may be working for you. Take care, and let us know how you are coming along.

Carol

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on November 1.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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dakotagirl
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   Posted 10/17/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Great to hear! I hope that day by day things keep getting better :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
 
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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