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Hi Goldie,

It was great to read your post and to know that I am not alone. The bowel thing is horrific. As for the remicade dont be afraid it was good for me until it simply just didnt work. It was too long in between refills ha ha.. It did make my toes go purple however if I sat for too long. So keep an eye on your circulation. I found enbrel to be better. It also helped my bowels and stopped the diarrohea but unfortunately I have an allergic reaction to where they inject it so the next stop is Humira. I once was scared of any kind of medication even paracetamol. Just dont like taking medicine but now I would take anything if it meant a better quality of life and no wheel chair. It is amazing how you change. What happened with your bowel if you dont mind me asking? I just developed chronic diarrohea and went from 94kgs to 46kgs in three months. Couldn't eat or anything. Just felt sick all the time and very weak. The specialist said that if I hadn't got to hospital when I did I had about four days to live. That was really scary but am much better now up to 52kgs aiming for 60 not sure what that is in pounds but I was a big lady.
Thank you again for wishes. I wish you all the best too and thanks for taking the loneliness away.
Good luck
Olivia :)
[QUOTE=Lady Olivia;2698371]Hi Goldie,

It was great to read your post and to know that I am not alone. The bowel thing is horrific. As for the remicade dont be afraid it was good for me until it simply just didnt work. It was too long in between refills ha ha.. It did make my toes go purple however if I sat for too long. So keep an eye on your circulation. I found enbrel to be better. It also helped my bowels and stopped the diarrohea but unfortunately I have an allergic reaction to where they inject it so the next stop is Humira. I once was scared of any kind of medication even paracetamol. Just dont like taking medicine but now I would take anything if it meant a better quality of life and no wheel chair. It is amazing how you change. What happened with your bowel if you dont mind me asking? I just developed chronic diarrohea and went from 94kgs to 46kgs in three months. Couldn't eat or anything. Just felt sick all the time and very weak. The specialist said that if I hadn't got to hospital when I did I had about four days to live. That was really scary but am much better now up to 52kgs aiming for 60 not sure what that is in pounds but I was a big lady.
Thank you again for wishes. I wish you all the best too and thanks for taking the loneliness away.
Good luck
Olivia :)
Dear lady Olivia, I can sympathise with you as I couldn't eat anything acid or it would go straight thro me. Since i have been on Humira and taking Losec in the am and pm that has all stopped for me. I can drink wine and eat tomatoes yeah!!!!!:p