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04-01-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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6 week versus 8 week infusion

What goes into the logic or criteria for deciding this? Im currently every 8 weeks but get pain and wonder if I'd be better off on a 6 week schedule. Does the GI need to see via colonoscopy that there hasn't been enough healing to necessitate more frequent infusions?
04-01-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Mine looked at how much remicade was left in my body before each infusion (via a blood test)
if its less than 2 then it need upping. I had a flexi done and it showed inflammtion still. As my remicade count was 2.4 before the infusions (and that I had no signs of antibodies, again found out via the blood test) they decided the best course of action would be to put it to 6 weeks
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04-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
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Thanks I never had a blood test to check my levels but I'll ask.
04-01-2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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Since I had failed other treatments, we didn't do any testing before upping my remicade. My doctor just decided to try that route. 6 weeks seems to be working for me! I hope you get some relief soon!
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