Tired after Remicade?

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   Posted 1/8/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my 3rd Remicade infusion yesterday and man!  I am so tired today!
Anyone else get exhausted after it?

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   Posted 1/8/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I pretty much always zonked out after a Remi treatment... and sometimes I would be fine the day of the treatment and be exhausted the day after. I think it's pretty normal to feel tired after Remicade. You'll probably feel fine by tomorrow, just take it easy and let your body suck up all that wonderful mouse juice!
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   Posted 1/8/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hahaha!  Thanks patientspiders!  :-)

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   Posted 1/8/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, me too.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been receiving Remicade for 2 1/2 years, and I still get tired, the day of and the day after.
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup. I took it for 6 & 1/2 years and was always wiped out the day of infusion and usually the day after. Sleep while you can. You'll feel fine tomorrow. :)
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