Tag Archives: remicade

Arthritis in Remission? Ceasing Remicade

You may have noticed that the panel to the right showing “date of next remicade” is empty.  It has been 14 weeks since my last dose of remicade and I have no arthritis pains.  In fact my psoriasis doesn’t appear … Continue reading

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Snugfleece – Mmmmmmmm

I’ve blogged many times about the difficulty I have sleeping due to pain in my back and ribs from PsA, and how the pain gets worse the closer I get to the time for my Remicade infusion. I find my … Continue reading

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Infection Risk No Higher on TNF Inhibitor

I had always thought that people taking a biologic would be more prone to getting sick, since theoretically the TNF inhibitor suppresses the immune system.  However a study out today shows that this is not the case.  It shows that … Continue reading

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Preparing for Remicade

Actually there isn’t much preparation to do for my Remicade dose.  Just turn up to see my Rheumatologist who typically checks my lungs, heart, blood pressure and psoriasis spots, and then they prescribe the Remicade.  I then go to get … Continue reading

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Running on Imodium

Imodium is my friend.  We’ve been doing everything together lately.  Working on the computer, training at the gym, having lunch.  Even going to the toilet together. So definitely time to get my next dose of Remicade.  How I feel now … Continue reading

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Enbrel. Make it generic baby!

I recalled that Enbrel, being one of the first biologics developed, must be coming up to the end of its’ patent soon.  Those of you who have read about me will know that the first biologic I went on was … Continue reading

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Next Remicade Infusion

Today I grabbed my Remicade infusion history from my Doctor.  I thought it would be interesting to see the length of time between infusions.  It was not easy to get my records so I think something got lost in the … Continue reading

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Increased Risk of Lymphoma if on TNF Blocker?

About 2 years ago my doctor in China (Internal Medicine Specialist) mentioned that there were some reports of increased incidence of lymphoma in patients taking TNF blockers.  At the time I just acknowledged it and didn’t take it any further.  … Continue reading

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Good Sleep = Less Psoriasis

Today I was back at work.  However that is not the reason for the post (but I thought I’d throw it in there for the sympathy vote).  The reason is that my psoriasis is much improved.  It has just about … Continue reading

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