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07-15-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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Starting Remicade after surgery

I had my last dose of Remicade in March. I had my surgery 1month ago. My doctor wants to restart it right away or my body will reject it. Any thoughts?
07-15-2016, 04:58 PM   #2
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If you doc is comfortable I would go for it. March-July is a long time between doses so I ant see why your doc would want to restart asap.
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07-15-2016, 05:10 PM   #3
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You might have less of a chance of antibodies building up the sooner you start it back? If that is the case, follow what your doctor wants
07-15-2016, 05:26 PM   #4
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You might have less of a chance of antibodies building up the sooner you start it back? If that is the case, follow what your doctor wants
I have an open wound, which my surgeon wants it to heal before starting Remicade. I was thinking of starting with flaggyl while I am waiting for the wound to heal. Any thoughts?
07-15-2016, 05:30 PM   #5
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I would ask your doctor.
07-16-2016, 09:09 AM   #6
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I have an open wound, which my surgeon wants it to heal before starting Remicade. I was thinking of starting with flaggyl while I am waiting for the wound to heal. Any thoughts?
Ah well that changes things somewhat. Have your GI and surgeon talked? If not I would encourage them to do so.

About the Flagyl: I would talk to your GI. It may help your Crohns symptoms but it won't prevent Remicade antibody build up.
07-16-2016, 09:17 AM   #7
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Ah well that changes things somewhat. Have your GI and surgeon talked? If not I would encourage them to do so.

About the Flagyl: I would talk to your GI. It may help your Crohns symptoms but it won't prevent Remicade antibody build up.
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