blood in stool and remicade rashes? PLEASE HELP ME

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 2/21/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
 hi everybody i havnt been on here in a while because ive been feeling pretty good and havnt been worrying as much...until about 3 months ago
PROBLEM ONE) i had my remicade infusion 3 months ago and about 2 weeks later i had a horrifying rash that took over my whole body (like little blisters that itched real bad with clear liquid in them) and they left me with scars covering my entire body...they arnt 100 percent sure that it was because of the remicade and a couple days ago i went to go get my infusion again and i had a rash to the premeds...weird huh? so they didnt do the infusion and i have to wait till march...
         well now im real sick because i havnt had my infusiuon in about 41/2 months..
PROBLEM TWO) so yesterday i came down with a real bad head cold/flu and i have alot of diharrea and there is a good amount of blood in it and i always had blood in my stool but there is a good amount now comming out and i am kinda getting you think its just because im going about 20 times a day? please will someone settle my nerves im very scared please help me :( im sad...has anyone every experienced these problems??

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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/22/2009 1:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lala, I am sorry you're having so much difficulty with the Remicade :(, I just started my infusions again and I'm praying my body takes to them. Ok so, I recently had your problem with the 20 bowel movements a day with a lot more blood then intended. I had to go to the ER though, I don't know if that is an option for you, I'm on socialized medicine through the state. My causes of the frequent bloody stool were determined to be a result of a flare WITH a blood thinner by the name of Coomadin. Once they stopped the Coomadin the blood stopped. I'd recommend getting checked for CDIF, which is a bacterial infection with similar symptoms to what you're having. CDIF, is what they check for regardless of you having Crohn's though, so it's a possibility...I learned this when talking to my docs about my symptoms. My only other advice can be go to the ER maybe if you're having all the blood loss with the frequent bowel movements. I became dehydrated and Anemic with my as a result of my flare, and I needed some extra blood while in the hospital. I'm really sorry you're having these symptoms, I know they suck :( . I'll send some prayers your way.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/22/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi if you are really worried go to emerg. ,I had a rash well on Rem. and Imuran I think it was the Imuran .You might need some pred. or something to get you over this till they can get your meds straitened out. Wishing you the best and keep in touch. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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