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Evil UC – Part Two

Introduction: Hi all fellow ucer’s, this is my 2nd vent in as many months, I am 48, a amother of 3 and a nana of 1. Have lived with this hell of a illness for 10 years. I want my life back, but then anyone reading this will know that’s all any of us want. […]

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I’m in Denial

I’m in denial. I’ve spent a lot of the last year and a half, since my diagnosis with UC(ulcerative colitis), in denial. At least now, there is a part of my brain that sees it more clearly. I don’t have to spend nights on the bathroom floor, in constant pain, lose 12kg in six weeks, […]

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Ready for Remicade?

Ready for Remicade?

This Friday morning I am scheduled for my every 8 week Remicade treatment. Remicade aka infliximab is a immune modulator that is used to treat Crohn’s and Ulceratice colitis as well as many other types of auto-immune diseases. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody for TNF alpha made from mouse protein. TNF alpha is part […]

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How Fast Does Remicade Work for Colitis

How Fast Does Remicade Work for Colitis

Infliximab also known as Remicade is a drug that is used to fight autoimmune diseases, and many ulcerative colitis patients know it rather well. In the drugs early days in the late 1990’s the drug was approved by the FDA to treat Crohn’s disease patients and in 2005 Remicade was also approved to treat UC […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)