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02-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Pls help me

May I know what is remission? Mean what?can cure crohns? If remission no need remicade anymore?
02-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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Remission is NOT a cure - it is a stoppage or lack of symptoms.

Remicade is used as a maintenance drug to KEEP you in remission - if you go off medications, there is a chance that the disease could reactivate or flare.....

30 plus years and counting with UC/Crohn's!
on remicade since 11/05

While my experiences may not be what everyone has had- I feel it is worthwhile to share any and all experiences that may be beneficial to others.
02-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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my understanding is that whatever put you in remission you stay on...
Diagnosed: Crohn's Oct '09
Extraintestinal: scleritis May '08, GERD Aug '09, ankylosing spondylitis Feb '10
Current Meds: Humira, Asacol, Dexilant, domperidone, Tramadol and a whole lot of vitamins
No more sulfasalazine, Methotrexate, Xibrom, Pred Forte and Iron
02-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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Hi Irene, remission is your symptoms being in completly gone, perhaps haveing very occasional tummyaches like anyone who perhaps slips and over does it on what they eat. Eventually the remicade may be something you can then stop but I would think you would have needed to have been well for a fair while first.

DX: Crohns July 2002
Surgery: Ileocecal Resection Sept 2011
Now:Tummy behaving itself and new mummy to baby Nicholas
Current Meds: 6-MP 75mg,B12 injections every 3 months
Previous Meds: Budesonide, Prednisone, Remicade, Pentesa,Hydroxychlorequine,Azathioprine (tried twice) and Methotrexate

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