Do you have any type of health insurance? I know Remicade has a rebate program. But infusions typically take a few hours. My professors in undergrad never had a problem with me skipping class for medical reasons. I registered with my grad school's disability services as well, so hopefully my grad professors won't have a problem.
Everyone reacts differently to all the meds...my Remicade side effects: chest tightness, joint pain (in the wrists), migraines. I have to take Zyrtec a week before and after, slower infusion rate, and extra tylenol for the migraines. I keep taking it b/c there's no way I could function without it!
Female, Age 21
Remicade, Asacol, VSL #3 DS, Vitamin D, Calcium, Prozac, Turmeric, Biotin, Zyrtec