Archive | Remicade

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.

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Happiness is Key

It is 7 years since I have been diagnosed for Ulcerative Colitis.

I’ve met 17 doctors in total.

All of them were of opinion to get my colon removed.

I am sales person who travels a lot. I stopped telling people, as i don’t find them sympathetic. Everyone blames my eating habits. I personally know how much I have changed in my eating habits. 90% I reduced the types of food I eat.

My colitis right now:  It’s in remission

Happiness Is Key

After being diagnosed for UC, I went into a severe depression.

For one year I had too … Read the rest

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Help from UC Patients Who Have Been on Remicade

Hinda L fMy daughter was just diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.

She is the oldest of 6. Some of my other kids have Gastric issues but we were very surprised with this diagnosis. I’m currently trying to adapt to the lifestyle changes she is going thru.

She is 17 years old, and was diagnosed at the end of June this year. Pain, bloody diahrrea, tired, swelling from prednisone.

Hinda’s Daughter 17 and Just Diagnosed with Colitis

My daughter was having bad stomach pain and bloody stools for weeks. I called our family GI an they made room for her right away. After stool … Read the rest

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Faulty Immune System and Too Many Medications

I am in complete remission at this moment :))

– I love sharing projects with friends – arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, enjoy learning new things, being outside, and traveling to different places. I do get anxious about traveling because I often get a flare-up while traveling.

Robin’s Story:

Sorry Adam, but I am starting my story with my medications because in a way I feel this is the basics to this story. Many can consider me lucky because I am in complete remission and just about have been during my 2.5 years on Remicade and 2 Lialda daily. It … Read the rest

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August Colitis Research News – FMT, Disability, Infliximab, Vedolizumab

Hey UC’ers,

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? :)

I hope some of these you learn from and find interesting.  Nothing wrong with being up to date on the colitis news, and AS ALWAYS, feel free to share with your gastro doctor(s).

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Backpacking Trip Halted by Unexpected Inflamed Colon, HELP ME TRAVEL AGAIN!

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My name is Cole and I am a 25 year old male living just outside of Vancouver, B.C.. I am a student and am looking forward to finishing my business degree in the fall. I just got diagnosed with UC this May and it literally came out of the blue..no family history, no symptoms or bowel issues EVER prior to the onset of symptoms in late April. I have had a total of 4 colonoscopies throughout my two hospital stays, which add up to 45 days stuck in a hospital. I lost 60 lbs during that short time and … Read the rest

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