Coming off Remicade

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ThePostmodernIrony
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   Posted 11/13/2007 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
experiences?

bad, good

I don't see myself getting much better from it seeing that I have been forced back on prednisone for sake of being able to go to work and not have bouts of cramps. My remicade nurse said that I might end up in a bad flare when I stop it. My GI thinks it might not be so bad. Thoughts?
UC diagnosed January 05

Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, canasa (tried but got worse at the time - connected or not laying off for now)
Current meds: Asacol 2 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), Remicade - 6 treatments, prednisone boo 10mg now tapering, multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart right now), astelin (nasal spray) as needed, allergy shots, fosamax


ThePostmodernIrony
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 11/14/2007 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone stopped taking remicade? anyone?
UC diagnosed January 05

Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, canasa (tried but got worse at the time - connected or not laying off for now)
Current meds: Asacol 2 - 3x, Aciphex (acid reflux), Remicade - 6 treatments, prednisone boo 10mg now tapering, multivitamin, caltrate 2x a day. probiotic (florasmart right now), astelin (nasal spray) as needed, allergy shots, fosamax


UCreallySUCKS
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   Posted 11/14/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
No i haven't stopped it (going to get first treatment as soon as I get over a chest cold), but just wondering...have you been on Remicade for a year now, with no results?  Assuming that based on your signature line...
---Nathan---  31 yr old male
Diagnosed May 2006 w/severe UC (pancolitis)
Currently in mild flare
2 400mg Asacol 4X day 2 Lialda/day (we'll see how that goes)
5mg Prednisone
1 multivitamin/day
2 grams calcium/day
75mg Imuran/day
100mg Tramadol/day for abdominal pain (as needed)
1 Fioricet ever 4 hrs as needed for severe migraines


okiemom
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   Posted 11/17/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering the same thing - how long you were on it -

and what is left after remicade
Diagonsed with UC in about 99 - 
Started new GI 9-25-07
Lialda 2.4 in AM(started 9-26-07) had an alergic reaction - face started to burn - canasa 1000mg  2xs per day(started 9-26-07)~~~Probiotics,  slow release Iron, Psyllium Husk Fiber. 

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