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   Posted 12/21/2007 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone seen it? I think its GREAT that its becoming OK to talk about it in society... i'm only 28 so I dont know how it was years ago, but for me its a taboo subject when telling people about my disease. I think having the website+ commercial will greatly help and advance the treatment and possibly a cure in the near future. (fingers crossed)

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   Posted 12/22/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
This commercial aired about a year or so ago and when I first seen it I thought WOW! about time! Yes, many years ago this disease was a very taboo subject to bring up. Any sort of "potty" talk was frowned upon. I am so glad to see progress!
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 12/22/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
While I agree it is good to get it out in the open, that website is put up by Centocor, the makers of Remicade. So.... it's just a marketing tool! I had read a brochure in my GI's office a while ago, with the same title/format, etc. of the website.

diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Prednisone- 10mgs/day

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   Posted 12/22/2007 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Of course it's advertising, but it at least puts the condition in front of the general population. Most of them don't have any idea that we exist, much less what we go through. I'm very open about it with my friends and co-workers, so they all know when I tell them my lower back is hurting that I'm having a bad day. But not everyone can do that, and not everyone knows someone with IBD.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.

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   Posted 12/22/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I also thought this commerical was great when I saw it! I pause everytime I see it, which isn't too often but better then not at all! I thought they did a good job of not using the name "remicade" and they weren't trying to "sell" us their product. Of course, it's going to be put out by a pharma company, who else would do it? Even on the website it seems to be pretty unbiased, mentioning centocor very little...if at all...
Jennifer, 21
Diagnosed 2002-age 16
Imuran 100 mg
Lialda 2.4 gm
Prilosec 20 mg

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