Remicade Coughing

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   Posted 12/24/2008 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay I have been on Remicade since August of this year. The only side effects I have experience are headaches and little body aches. I got a sinus infection ,then a sore throat. I got a cold and didn't pay any attention. Now I have barking(coughing) like a dog(I sound just like one) for a month!!! I received a packet from Remicade yesterday and coughing, sinus infection, and sore throat are listed as side effects. But I want to know is it normal to be coughing for a month? Has this ever happen to you? Should I go to the doctor? Only thing change is I received    1,045 mg of Remicade instead of 500 mg.  
Don't judge a book by its movie.
In the past I have taken Asacol, 6mp, Prednisone(3x),  Remicade, Flagyl, Cipro, Phenergan, Colazal(think there was others).                       
I am on Metoprolol for high blood pressure and heart beating too fast. On Citalopram for my anxiety and depression. Started taking fish oil capsule for my high cholesterol. On Calcium pills. On Remicade(its my second time being on it because a former doctor refuse to give it to me so I left) 
Diagnosed at age 14 in 2001, first started sick getting at age 13, Sept 2000. I am now 21

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   Posted 12/24/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi If your coughing is brininging up phylem you might want to get it checked. Hope you feel better soon.With the Rem. I know your supposed to keep an eye on colds. lol gail
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   Posted 12/25/2008 4:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I think you should go to a doctor. It could be one of a number of things.

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   Posted 12/25/2008 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I also agree you should call your doctor.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 12/25/2008 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Your ability to fight these types of infections is diminished. I had a cold for a good solid month. Started to turn into a sinus infection. Had to go to the Doctor. They prescribed Nasocort AQ. Good stuff. Go to the doctor. It wont go away on its own after a month.

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   Posted 12/25/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   

My throat bothered me the entire time I was on remicade until about two months after my last infusion. It is just now starting to feel normal again, going on three months since stopping. I think if I would have kept up with the infusions this is just something I would have continued to have from it. I had a bunch of other problems from it too, that's why I stopped it.




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