Hello fellow colitis people. Quick update on me…still flarin’ big time…veered away from SCD for a little while seeing I was just getting more ill and losing a ton of weight. I had to…but I have the intention of going back if and when I ever heal up. I’ll give it another whirl if that ever happens! Still on prednisone (can’t seem to get off that… Read More »“Extraintestional Manifestations”
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 of the body’s immune response system that causes inflammation. So,… Read More »Ready for Remicade?
Well, here I am on another business trip. Back before I had UC, I loved to travel, see new places and try out new foods. Once I got sick, travel kind of became a source of anxiety even if it was just a day trip. Heck, when things were real bad, just taking my kids to the school bus stop or just simply driving to… Read More »On the Road Again….
Do you have joint pains and colitis? I sure had that. It’s been about six months now since it was really bad, but when those joint pains started, you’re not sure what to do. If you are having joint pains with your colitis, you are definitely not the only one. There are tons of us who have this symptoms of the colitis. But yeah, its… Read More »Colitis Joint Pains
Prednisone has been used with colitis patients for a very long time. This is actually a very good thing. Since so many people have used it, probably hundreds of millions of people around the world, much is known about the drugs side effects. But, everyone is a unique person, and sometimes with combinations of other medications and all the other variables, figuring out prednisone on… Read More »Prednisone Side Effects