... but now she is having severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. I wanted to know is this normal? We are currently waiting in the emergency room. I just worry she is building up a tolerance to the medication as she did with Pentasa and Imuran. I nned something to work
I have had Crohns for 28+ yrs and what you describe is a typical bad flare up for me (Everyone is different) I, too, also received Remicade for almost a year. For about 8=9 months my symptoms subsided, still sick, but more tolerable than in long time. Thought I had found miracle drug, until it just stopped working. So diappointed, but, there are other drugs that are showing some results for crohns patients. I am currently on Humira weekly injections. So far so good, no bad reactions, symptoms still problematic, but, doc says to give it time. I understand. Long time ago I took pills by the handful - Pentasa, Asacol, Imuran, prednisone, remicade, Levsin and many more. There seems to be a trend that they (Drs) are trying new drugs meant for inflamation on Crohns patients with good results. Lots of choices out there, make sure your main GI doc is up to date on all available choices, AND the risk vs. good stats. That will save you some time, instead of blindly going from drug to drug, as I did in the early years of my diagnosis. Good luck, be well as can be...
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