When I had my reaction to Remicade (hives in the mouth) they gave me Benadryl, which did nothing, then a steroid dose. That stopped the reaction, they were able to finish the infusion without further interruption. However the infusion did not help. Typically I'd see a response 3 days post infusion. That time it was as if I never had an infusion...
Yes, if the problems continue, definitely ask about Humira!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl