I am 52 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn’s 33 yrs ago, went through the hospitalizations, prednisone, and other meds for 3 yrs. Very blessed to have had long remissions, and on no meds for over 10 yrs.
Suddenly 3 mo. ago had terrible abdominal pain. No diahrrhea, but constipation. Cat scan shows have have narrowing of the intestines due to scar tissue from the Crohn’s. Dr. wants me to start Remicade as soon as possible. I want to feel better soon to keep up with my 5 grand babies! :-) I hadn’t been sick in so long that I forgot how bad it is.
I am currently on Prednisone 40mg now down to 10mg. but the pain is returning at this lower dose. I also am on Pentassa, 8 tabs a day. Hate the prednisone side effects, but am getting some relief from them now that I am on a lower dose.
My Question is:
Has anyone been put on Remicade for scarring and narrowing of the intestines and how did it work for them? I am a little afraid to start it. Scar tissue will never go away but as I understand it will help the Crohn’s flare up and the swelling. Thus give me relief. I start on Oct. 25.