I have been on it for over 4 yrs. I was also very nervous my first time. I suggest having someone go with you. That way if something does happen, you are not alone and they will know what is going on....I still always have someone go with me.
The nurses are are so good. They are used to doing the remicade. They do it all day all every day, so they know what they are doing and what to do if something happens. Good luck, and let us know how it goes!
I have been on Remicade now, for over 2 yrs. I can understand u being nervous. Don't be. Look at it is a Miracle Drug. Was and is for me so far. I too have reactions during the infushion, almost every time. I get hot and a shortness of breath. I just lean over and turn it off, after about 5 minutes we start it again and no problem. They give me IV benadryl which makes time go by faster. Usually takes me 4-5 hours. Don't let is scare you, because it just might scare you so much it might not work. Anxiety is not good. If you are nervous tell them you are and maybe they can give you a sedative. I take it every 8 weeks. So far it has been a God send. Just keep positive.
oh yeah, my last infushion which was 4 days ago, they had to poke me 5 times to get it right. I was not happy. I told the nurse that started it, that usually i put a heating pad on my hands. She said, we do not need to you have good veins. After 3 tries she calls another nurse. The other nurse tried once, to no avail. Got the heating pad on. and after about 5 minutes another nurse comes and hits it right away. Finally. felt like a pin cushion.