Here’s a brief update of a select few stories/research documents that have been published recently. As you’ll see below, the topics vary quite a bit, but are all centered around Inflammatory Bowel Disease and specifically Ulcerative Colitis which is what we/I are/am most interested in right? :)
Remicade is a medication that affects the immune system and is prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis patients who are not responding to other medications. It is administered through an IV usually into your arm.
Cole’s relatively new to UC, right now he’s taking Prednisone 30mg/day after starting at 60mg. Remicade (just had second infusion). Multi-vitamin, vitamin D, calcium, tumeric, vitamin C, vitamin B12, omega 3-6-9, L-glutamine, licorice root (stopped taking right now as I started SCD, but am now introducing them again)
As the title says, there is a new study that was published and available for everyone to read that gives some reasons for why Remicade (aka Infliximab) is better than the other biologic medications available to treat ulcerative colitis. The two other biologics which were compared in this study are adalimumab and golimumab (or you […]
Current Details regarding rates of remission from using Remicade and/or Humira (anti-TNF medications) to treat UC, as well as adverse side effects rates, and what to expect when changing from one medication to the other.
Let’s see if we can’t collectively help Sarah, she wants to try Infliximab as a last resort but the doctors say there is slim chance of it working and want to do an Ilemostomy, which she is scared of. Has anyone had any success with Infliximab following no improvement with Humira and Aziotheroprine?
Hi my name is Anne. I have ulcerative colitis and been struggling with it for 6 years. 3 years had a severe flare, I’ve written on here a few times I’ve tried many medications and even was on a clinical trial for fecal transplants. I seem to improve and have mild symptoms than I flare […]
I know, everyone who reads this will probably think I’m crazy. What?! You are virtually symptom free, you can eat whatever you want, and you don’t have to take any other medications?? You are loca for wanting to mess with such a good thing! Believe me, I’ve heard it all from my family.
Intro: 47 year old male living in upstate NY. Diagnosed with UC about 3 years ago. Have been in remission for close to two years now. Some more about Me: Always researching the latest meds, probiotics and diet for maintaining my remission. Symptoms: No symptoms. In remission for 21 months!! Fighting My Way to Remission […]
Intro: Hi, I’m Yael and I’m 19 years old, diagnosed with UC in February 2013 after a year of heavy blood loss. I received 2 blood transfusions. I was put on oral prednisone.It didn’t work. I was then hospitalized for a week, while they tried IV Prednisone- also to no avail. From then on it’s […]
Intro: I’m currently 27, dealing with UC since I was 20. I’ve been on every medication under the sun –> asacol, lialda, simponi, etc. Finally settled on remicade (it’s working like a CHARM). I’ve been through countless HORRENDOUS flares and many, many rounds of steroids. Finally feel like I have it more under control, but […]
For the life of me I cannot lose any weight, or it fluctuates within a 10lb range. So has anyone found issues with weight loss with Remicade?
Introduction: I’m 19, from Dublin, Ireland. I was diagnosed with Severe Pancolitis on 6th September 2011 after struggling with symptoms from late 2010 – Early 2011. I was very sick by the time of medical intervention, requiring a 9 day hospitalization with blood transfusions. For the last 2 years I’ve been pretty well, and been […]
Introduction: At 38 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis. As a full time working mom of one it was difficult to understand what was going on at first. Thankfully I have a very supportive husband who is now the only worker in our family as I take care of our homeschooled son and try to […]