Cold I have one on Rem. Imu. and pred.

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   Posted 9/26/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
How did you do with your colds while on Rem. and Imu.?I just got back from seeing Dr. mine was away and now have my first cold. Got a perscription for cefuroxime .Do most of you have to take antibotics .I also have emphysema so concerned about the lungs. Would appreciate knowing how others have managed with colds while taking these drugs. Well off to bed for awhile . lol gail

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   Posted 9/26/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually just got my first cold since starting imuran and remicade almost 3 years ago! I have had a few sinus infections the past 3 years, but not any regular colds......I don't antibiotics unless I have to....just keep a close eye on your symptoms, and if your temp. spikes, or you feel totally worse get to the dr. asap.

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   Posted 9/26/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've not done Remicade, but have had my share of colds while on prednisone and 6MP, so I know it's harder to get over. Though antibiotics don't treat a viral infection such as a cold, I usually get a secondary infection after a cold and have to go one antibiotics due to that. Having a good GP that's aware of the danger is key. If you have a pulmonologist for you emphysema, it wouldn't hurt to call and let him know what's going on. Get well soon. -Joy
48 yr. old. Ileocolitis.  CD since early teens, misdx'd until age 36.  Hemicolectomy-left side in 2001.  Disease returned in 2003. Arthritis, episcleritis, chronic pain due to surgeries (nerve damage, adhesions) and disease.  Recently dx'd scoliosis.  History of endometriosis.

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