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Good News About Remicade
Remicade and Arava Have Me
Wondering how you are doing, since you’ve done methotrexate and
cyclosporine. Did you have any
neurological effects on high doses of methotrexate?
When I was on 20 mg a week, I did some bizarre things — like
throw out a laundry basket containing 22 shirts.
I had dizzy spells while sitting down.
Job performance surely effected — concentration and memory.
using Remicade successfully. Went
10 weeks (instead of 8 weeks) between infusions this time, not a good
idea. Was hopeful I could
maybe go 12 weeks or so. Arthritic
pains in hands, feet and lower back came back first, then lesions on arms
and legs, but not many. I’m
now 9 days after infusion and arthritic pain is gone, lesions are fading.
This stuff is amazing. I’ve
now had 5 pain-free, itch-free months.
I no longer have terminal dandruff, and I might buy some shorts
soon. That’s iffy, at least
the P hid the cellulite! -Linda
Response: I don’t believe I
behave bizarrely on methotrexate, but since I’m well into my second year
on this drug, I’ve asked some of those people close to me if they’ve
noticed anything unusual.
“Unusual compared to what?”
“This is a joke. Right?”
“I won’t touch this subject with a ten-foot pole.”
the phone): “You expect me
to discuss this over an un-scrambled line?”
friend/advisor: (Long pregnant
pause, then:) “You’ve
great results on Remicade warm us all, Linda.
Keep up the reports! -Ed