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mommy dearest
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   Posted 7/7/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm gadabout and am new to chatrooms in general. But then again I was new to arthritis too.
I am on Remicaid. I've had two infusions and for some reason my blood pressure soared. I am not sure if this is normal for Remicaid users. Since it's a fairly new drug there's very little known about it. Has anyone experienced this particular symptom? It's terribly frightening.

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   Posted 7/7/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hypertension is one of the infusion reaction symptoms that occurs in about 1% of people getting Remicade. Remicade is not that new and many people world-wide receive Remicade for a variety of diseases such as Crohn's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ulcerative Colitis and Psoriatic Arthritis.

What are they doing about your increased BP? Has the Remicade helped your arthritis?
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mommy dearest
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   Posted 7/8/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Ides: Thank you for answering my query. I've only had two infusions. Whether it's helping? I don't know. However, the soaring of my blood pressure scared the living daylights out of me, because I've never had a problem with hypertension. It's controlled now, thanks to a local hospital and my physician. Be well.
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