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Newly diagnosed deciding on treatment options


Thu, January 23, 2020 6:54 PM

I was very recently diagnosd wth Crohns (small bowel) and the doctor has asked that I reivew and select a treatment option.  His recommendation is either Budeonide or Entyvio. Other options discussed were Stelara, Humira, and Remicade. 
I would greatly appreciate hearing about peoples experiences with any or all of these treatement options (pros, cons, etc.).  Thanks in advance.
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FPO alexdshook
Joined Jan 23, 2020

Mon, March 30, 2020 7:33 AM

Reply posted for alexdshook .

Hello, 

I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnoses. I have been living with Crohns for about 8 years now. When I was first diagnosed, they put me on Asacol. (Discontinued now) I had an allergic reaction to it so after that it was prednisone and Remicade. Then after a couple months just Remicade. I was on Remicade for 4 years. It worked miracles for me. So far, that and prednisone seem to be the only things that my body responds too. I started Remicade in 2014 and was on it until 2018. I had no stomach issues or anything close to a flare at all while I was on it. The only thing that kind of sucked was that it's an infusion so every 8 weeks I would have to miss work and go into the infusion center and sit for 4 hours. I've been off of it for a couple years now and just recently had a flare but because I had to be on antibiotics (which always for some reason make me have a flare up) I'm hoping I can try Remicade again and that it'll work just as well the second time around. Hope this helps! 

FPO Cspree
Joined Mar 29, 2020

Sun, January 26, 2020 11:36 AM

Reply posted for alexdshook .

Be sure to see my comment regarding Entyvio - in Treatment forum.

FPO lovedog
Joined Jan 18, 2020

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