Joint Pain and Remicaide??

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   Posted 6/18/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband has been recieving Remicaide since November.  His physician increased his last dose to 10mg/kg in hopes to increase the intervals between infusions.  One week after his 10mg/kg dose, he had a sudden onset of all over joint pain/aches.  It subsided but I have a feeling it could be due to his Remicaide.  If anyone has experienced this please let me know and how your physician handled it.  Thanks so much!

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   Posted 6/18/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi andrea,

I have severe leg pain from remicade. But to date they haven't done much about it except for run a bunch of tests. Everything comes back normal so were suspecting the remicade which really sux bc it works extremely well for my crohns. I feel his pain as it is miserable. If you find anything out, please let me know.
Current meds:  Remicade
Tried:  Prednisone, sulfasalzine, lialda, antibiotics, imuran
29 yr old female w/ crohn's colitis and SEVERE leg pain

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   Posted 6/18/2010 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Two ideas:
1) Could be serum sickness though this usually occurs closer to the time of the infusion.
2) Drug induced lupus. This is what happened to me 8 days after the doctor increased my Remicade from 5 mg/kg to 10 mg/kg. I got severe joint pain, swelling of some joints, and a fever. The joint pain was my biggest issue. My rheumy ran blood tests and confirmed it was drug induced lupus.
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   Posted 6/19/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Forum Moderator:
Did your doctor put you back on the 5mg/kg dose then or what happened?
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