Infliximab

all things related to receiving Inflximab (IFX) as treatment

Infliximab #14 – The final one :(

“I’m willing to give it a whirl but how much of this is just putting off the somewhat inevitability of surgery? Its the big unknown and the big elephant in the room.”

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Infliximab #13 – Not so unlucky for me!

“I take it as a win. The sniffles are a small price to pay for 7 weeks of good bowel behaviour in my eyes.”

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Infliximab #12 – The Worries of a Troublesome Colon Pt.1

“Considering how unwell I had been feeling, and in hindsight, how unwell I would continue to feel once starting it, I didn’t get told (or I didn’t ask, either one) what to really expect”

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Infliximab #11 – Ongoing Troubles…

“I just know that who I am now, isn’t who I want to be. This is not the quality of life I am willing to settle for. So maybe I need to make a strong and powerful decision that will benefit me in the long run.”

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March Madness & MXT

he described my antibodies as thus; “there is a limit of 200 on the scale, you are *way* above it”. Simply put, my body is fighting the drug, as soon as it comes into my system.

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Infliximab #9 and #10

” It’s now become more about the psychological warfare of not knowing what is causing me to feel like this.”

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Infliximab #8

Yep, its been the two month wait for Infliximab. Feels longer; it was overdue by a week, caused by scheduling problems. Alas, I attended the hospital yesterday; after a problematic and rough week or so; very glad to be there and finally getting my infusion.   Prior to this, I had two lots of bloods taken. Both were okay, not…

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Infliximab #7 and Liver Problems

For all of 2014 my liver function tests have been steadily rising. When the new GI took over just before Spring, I suffered a couple of problems that lead me to A&E on a busy Saturday afternoon, in which we discovered how high my AST and ALT’s were – way over the parameter maximum of 40; some where in the…

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