I had severe joint pain after my 4th and 5th Remicades infusions.
It would start 14 days after each infusion.
My GI said I was having delayed reactions to the Remicade.
He told me that there was no need to stop the treatments,
but for me to take 20mg of Predisnone the day before,
and the day of my infusions, then a 6 day Medrol dosepak
after the infusion. I would only have to do this for
3 Remicade infusions.
It has worked and I haven't had any joint pain since.
The Remicade makes me feel like I don't have Crohn's,
so I am so glad I did not have to stop taking it.
Dx with Crohn's-Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Aciphex