I felt great within a few days of my first two infusions, but the last one didn't "kick in" as well as the previous ones. My GI thinks it is because I am also under a great deal of personal stress right now. I have seen some improvement since the last one, so I am glad for that at least.
I was nervous about
the whole process, but it is really very straight forward and painless. Where I go there's a TV, they started providing iPods if you ask for one, but I have my own Zune. I usually just bring a book. It takes 2-3 hours for the infusion. Last time I had to schedule it early in the morning and I just slept through it.
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]