Anyone have persistant flu/cold while on remicade?

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   Posted 10/13/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all, I know there have been a few posts about the swine flu and such, but i dont think that is what i have. But i have been quite sick off and on this year. I probably have had 3 colds/flu's so far this year. I am wondering if this is just too much, and if remicade is something i shouldn't take any longer. Also, what are the other options out there?

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   Posted 10/14/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
While on Remicade, Cimzia and Humira, I got frequent upper respiratory infections.  Haven't been bad the last 9 months or so, though, because I've been on prednisone and maybe that is helping keep it away.  It's a chance you take when on medicines that weaken your immune system.  Only you and your doctor can decide if it's worth taking you off of Remicade for, but any of the biologics and many of the other meds can have the same effect.   

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