worse reactions to remicade

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/8/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
would like to know what reaction are out there

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/8/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
To be honest, mine happened so long ago I can't really remember. I do remember I didn't feel right the next day and I got ahold of my doctor
and he admitted me in the hospital. I also remember it took havick on my white cell count. I was super weak and dyhydrated.
I was in the hospital for about 4 days.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 5/8/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Nothing too bad, took Benedryl and Tylenol before each infusion. Sore throat afterwards. When it kind of stopped working and I was still getting infusion and kind of new it wasn't working, I had a red face kind of felt funny in my throat. Now I'm on Humira, works wonderful. I think anything out of the ordinary should be cause to call your doctor right away!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 5/9/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Even after premedicating for a week, about 10 minutes into a treatment, I would all of a sudden get really hot and feel like I was about to pass out.  It felt like from my chest up, I was on fire.  My nurse would stop the pump right away and then I would urgently have to have a BM.  GI said my body was trying to get rid of the drug.  It was really scary.  I'll never do Remicade again. 

...rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverence; perseverence, character; and character, hope.   Romans 5:3-4

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