Remicade and Weight Gain

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tamtam10
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   Posted 11/19/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate to be a girl about this but I am working hard to loose weight (from 2 rounds of steriods 20lbs each time). I started Remicade in August, have not noticed any weight gain from it. i have noticed it is increasingly harder to lose it though (with diet and exercise). I read an article today while researching it

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ACG/tb/6976

 

the article is talking about Chron's patients gaining up to 50lbs on Remicade. It says that RA patients are not affected in the same way. It does not mention anything about UC.

 

Anyone know anything about this?


TamTam10
 
Diagnosed with Pan Colitis 2004 (age 23).
Asacol 12 per day
Prednisone, off 2006
6mp 75mg per day (got off becuase I am starting Remicade)
Canasa when needed
Remicade second infusion Aug 21st


Lonie
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   Posted 11/19/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
TamTam, it was the opposite for me. As soon as I got off the Pred and feeling better from the Remicade, I started losing weight as I had the energy to exercise, and didn't have too much of a problem eating fruits and veggies. Before I was dx'd with UC, I joined Weight Watchers and lost about 35 lbs., and then gained about 20 back with the dx of UC (and having to take Pred!) Now I'm back down to my original weight and feeling great! And it took me about 6 months before I was able to lose it again....and get rid of the moon face! So just keep on track and I bet you'll have that weight off in no time! :-)



Carol

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on December 27.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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Post Edited (Loneylane) : 11/19/2007 11:33:55 AM (GMT-7)


tamtam10
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 11/19/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
oh that is great to hear. I am doing WW now that i can eat Fiber again :)
I am exercising a lot more. More than anything i am just happy to be in Remission. It is always good to hear an uplifting response!
TamTam10
 
Diagnosed with Pan Colitis 2004 (age 23).
Asacol 12 per day
Prednisone, off 2006
6mp 75mg per day (got off becuase I am starting Remicade)
Canasa when needed
Remicade second infusion Aug 21st

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