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07/03/2011 12:16 AM

Remicade

jaywoodard58
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I started remicade last Thursday i kinda feel better. but next week i will start my second infusion, i really hope it puts me in remission.

HOPE

PRAY

LOVE Smile

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07/03/2011 08:51 AM
starshine
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Jay,

I hope the Remicade works for you!

Sideways


07/03/2011 10:08 AM
kildare56
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Good luck with it! Hope it helps.

07/03/2011 11:33 AM
jaywoodard58
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Thank you. Is there any medication better than remicade or is the last resort surgery?

07/03/2011 12:28 PM
kildare56
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I don't know. I'm getting remicade. I've never had anything else. I had the surgery first, but my circumstances were different. When I was diagnosed, it was very advanced and surgery was a must. If you find any good answer, please let me know. Thanks Jay.

07/04/2011 10:35 PM
chrissiejb
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I saw my Dr yesterday (one of them anyway) and he is looking to put me on remicade or humira in about 3 months. In oz you have to be on Methotrexate and another drug that is not working for 6 months before you're allowed to go on Remicade, Humira or Infliximab. I have been on Mehtotrexate, Salofak and am now on Plaqunil (hydroxychloroquine) for three months with no improvement. If you don't get Government approval you have to pay about $1700 per infusion/injection. He is very hopeful that one of them will really help me. Feel very flat at the moment. The pain and Diarr have just been too much. Would be very interested to see how you go on this drug Jay

07/05/2011 12:07 AM
jaywoodard58
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I am on three medications right now that does not work. Thank god i get free medication because there is no way i could afford the meds. I hope and pray my second infusion does the trick. I do feel better physically.I will keep you posted. good luckSmile

07/06/2011 02:24 AM
chrissiejb
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All the best Jay. Hope the results are great for you

07/06/2011 03:55 AM
kildare56
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Chrissie said it for all of us. Best wishes Jay.

07/06/2011 06:36 PM
Peglet
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Best of luck Jay. I hope you feel better every day.
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