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09-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #1
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Finally Starting Remicade

Well the long awaited call came today. I'm booking my first loading dose of Remicade next week. Remicade and other biologics were not on the market when I was first diagnosed. I wonder how my life would have been if they were around. Just curious.

Hopefully this multi year flare will finally come to an end.
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09-06-2014, 06:00 AM   #2
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good thing that you can start already ... good luck and hope the Remicade puts you into a long and stable remissiom !
09-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #3
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Hope the remicade gives you a long happy remission.
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09-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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Good luck DJW, hope it works as well as Humira has for me.
09-06-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
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Good luck! Hope it leads to a long long remission.
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09-10-2014, 02:14 PM   #6
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Best of Luck!
09-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #7
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Saturday is my first infusion.
11-29-2014, 04:50 PM   #8
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Saturday is my first infusion.
DJW, how has the Remicade treatment gone? I too was diagnosed long before biologics were around, and I am also from Ontario (but live in Vancouver now). I have been on Humira for a year and a half but it stopped working. I am waiting for Pharmacare approval and will hopefully start Remicade next week or so. I'm a bit nervous about possible allergic reactions. Did you notice an improvement right away or did it take some time?
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