02-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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First im on my phone so im sorry if everything doesn't make scense. Anyway im on a combo therapy of 4 pills lialda, 50mgs of 6mpI and remicade every 8 weeks(just started) away my last infusion the nurse put the iv in my wrist and it left a bruise...that was over a week ago and the bruise is still black and blue. Also I am just getting over a cold which I blew my nose a lot and now its scabbed up pretty bad. Im noticing lately outs taking a long time to heal should I be concerned at all?
Diagnosis: Confused officially diagnosed in 2010

Bloodwork is indeterminate IBD, biopsies are crohns positive, symptoms and visually it's UC

Current meds-
Prednisone, humira, 6mp, and lialda
awaiting surgical consult

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eosinophilic esophagitis 5/2015
02-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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I've been noticing the same thing - bruises and cuts taking a little longer to heal. I will be asking at my next appointment about it. I am just through my loading doses of Remicade.
02-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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I've had my 7th shot of remi last week. Last april when I started it I broke my leg really badly and had to get operated. All this to say that I healed treally fast like always. I was on blood thinners for 6 months and also never had any problems with healing. ust thought I would give my input.
I'm the Rat Man!!
DX - CD summer of 1987
Current Meds -
Getting Remicade every 8 weeks
Getting 5mg now. full dose. cost 5500$ )
Purinathol 75mg a day

3 resections
2 colostomy
One Ileostomy
Back to normal since May 2015
On Remicade Since April 2011 I am alive again!
02-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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I don't get sick with colds, respiratory infections or the like any more than I did before taking Remicade.

That being said, I have noticed that my little cuts and bruises take longer to heal now. My eczema is also flaring up more often. It's nothing I can't deal with, but I am keeping an eye on it. I'd hate to go off the Remicade, but I do worry about long term effects. So far, so good!
Dx'd Crohn's April 1996
Bowel Resection w/appendectomy Oct 1996
Gallbladder removed Nov 2005
4 procedures in March/April 2010 to remove a kidney stone
Dx'd Dyshidrotic Eczema April 2011
Dx'd Pancreatitis July 2011
2nd bowel resection 10/12/11 - I have 130cm of small intestines left!
Dx'd Chronic gastritis April 2012

Currently taking:
Cholestyramine powder 1-2x daily
Remicade 5mg/kg every 8 wks
Vitamin D3, B12
02-22-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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I also don't get sick like I did with the 6mp. When I started 6mpon I would get colds that lasted for months. So far since starting remicade I've only gotten 1 cold which lasted the usual week or two. Just the bruise struck me as odd. Probably a side effect if low immune system. I go in march for a blood draw to check mu anemia and white cell count maybe that'll give a couple of answers

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