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    Long time Remicade User

    I've been on Remicade for 3 years now and I've been in complete remission for around 2 years 6 months. I take 500mg which is a dose of around 7.5mg per kg of body weight. When I was first diagnosed in 2009 all I could think about every day was finding something that would work and allow me to...
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    Remicade and rash on nose and cheeks

    I've recently developed red areas on my nose and cheeks that just won't go away. I've had it for a few weeks now. It doesn't hurt or burn (yet) but there is a very defined line where it stops before the circular area just under my eyes. Does this sound like Remicade induced lupus to anyone or...
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    New Synthetic Molecules Treat Autoimmune Disease in Mice

    This sounds really promising! http://www.weizmann-usa.org/news-media/article-detail/11-12-26/New_Synthetic_Molecules_Treat_Autoimmune_Disease_in_Mice.aspx REHOVOT, ISRAEL—December 26, 2011—A team of Weizmann Institute scientists has turned the tables on an autoimmune disease. In such diseases...
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    Does anyone know what might cause chronic itching? I've had it for the last 3 weeks on my chest. At first I thought it was from dry skin so for the last few weeks I've been using lotion, using soap less liberally and not blasting hot water directly on my chest when I'm in the shower but it's...
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    Any Crohnies that also work in a hospital?

    I've recently accepted a position as an IT guy in a hospital in the town where I live and I was curious what everyone's opinions were on the pros and cons of this. One of the first things I thought about was that I'll need to be extra careful to avoid getting sick but I also realized I could...
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    Is this typical for Remicade recovery?

    Is it normal for someone to slowly respond to Remicade and have a gradual improvement of their symptoms rather than have an immediate response? I've been on it since the end of March, just had my 4th infusion in July. I feel much better since starting it but my improvement has been very slow and...
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    Remicade: How long until remission?

    How long did it take for you to get into remission with Remicade? One infusion, two, or more? I've just had my third infusion and it is absolutely helping but I'm also not in full remission just yet so I'm curious to hear about other people's experiences.
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    Prednisone and Panic Attacks

    Has anyone experienced panic attacks after having completed a course of prednisone? I don't mean while taking prednisone but I mean just after having weaned yourself off of it. About 3 weeks ago I finished tapering off of it after having used it at 40mg for around 2 months. Since then I've had a...
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    Gut Bacteria Divide People Into 3 Types

    An interesting read. I'm curious if this will lead to new treatments or possibly a cure for intestinal disorders. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/science/21gut.html