Remicade and bruising

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bookworm21
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   Posted 3/6/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone had random bruising while on Remicade? 
 
I've had about 6 bruises in the last month, with one on my arm and the rest on my legs. I haven't done anything that would result in bruising and I've never been one to bruise easily.
I told my GI's nurse about it and she said that she's never heard of anything like this, and that it's probably not a big deal.
 
Is this something to worry about/a sign of worse things to come? Or am I overreacting?
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (6 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, Forvia, 6 Colazal, 1 Anucort, Culturelle, Fish Oil, Calcium/Vit D supplement, 20 mg Prozac, VSL #3 DS, Turmeric
 


yellowfin43
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 305
   Posted 3/6/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't think the bruising is from the Remicade. At least it hasn't affected me that way. It could be from a vitamin deficiency or anemia or something else but it certainly doesn't sound serious. You should tell your doc but I'm sure you'll find it's not a big deal.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 6 months ago. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony


pillpopper
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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
No bruising for me in over two years of Remicade..
Ask your G.P...
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Remacade,resection
B-12,Pentasa,Loperamide,
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)


bookworm21
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   Posted 3/7/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I looked up Remicade side effects and bruising is listed as one. And so are hair loss and joint/muscle pain, which I also have.
I guess I'll call my GI next week.

I'm glad that Remicade has worked well for you two!
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (6 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, Forvia, 6 Colazal, 1 Anucort, Culturelle, Fish Oil, Calcium/Vit D supplement, 20 mg Prozac, VSL #3 DS, Turmeric
 


liebes
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/7/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Remicade for 2 1/2 years now. It is working for me.Thank You God!!!One of the side effects is bruising.You can lightly tap in to something, think it is no big deal and get a bruise. I have been bruising so easily since I have been on remicade. I also have accidental walked into something or accidental been hit playing ball with my son and got a really bad bruise and they tend to take a longer time to heal. I also think that each person is different and what may affect you or I may not affect the next person on remicade.
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