Remicade and High Pressure. Anyone?

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MTLGUY40
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   Posted 1/6/2010 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
In the past year my BP has slowly been creeping up and it could  be for several reasons.
 
I see that one of the side effects of Remicade is high BP. I am on high dosages of  Remicade (1000mg every 6 weeks) and it seems to be doing the work.
 
It has caused me to put on weight which can't help the Blood pressure but is the BP caused by a reaction to the Remicade?
 
Anyone that could shed some light please let me know.
 
Thanks

isergodur
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   Posted 1/6/2010 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought that Remicade made your BP drop not go up.
Well after I started Remicade I went from 117/75 to 100/60

When the nurses take your BP when you are getting an infusion they are checking if your BP is dropping.
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MTLGUY40
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   Posted 1/6/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
During the infusion my BP stays pretty much stable. Its in the weeks after that I am having the high BP
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