rem and chest infection

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

artist guy
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 8/29/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, so I just had my third infusion, the second one I got flu like syptoms for aday the following day after 2nd infusion, then I a few weeks later I thought i got the flu, then it turned into a cough(chest) deep, I had to take antibiotic, fine it went away, now third infusion was just this past thursday, 24hr's later I felt really good then the nest 24hr's got the wordst flu like stptoms that kept me in bed, with a few vicodin, then the next day developed terrible chest cough again, now it's deep and I'm going to have to take more antibiotic, this is not a good sign, I don't think. anybody else have this issue? deep cough and Iam coughing up flem green in color, infection to me.

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Nov 2003
Total Posts : 7121
   Posted 8/29/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Respiratory infections is one of the black box warning items on the prescribing literature for Remicade. During clinical trials this was one of the first side effects that was noticed. I forget the exact percentage, but something like 15% of people that take Remicade experience repeat/chronic respiratory infections. We have had several members here that had to stop the med due to either repeat respiratory or sinus infections. Have you told your GI about what you have been experiencing?
Moderator Crohn's disease and Irritable Bowel Forums

CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, peripheral artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, degenerative disc disease, asthma, severe allergy and a host of other medical problems.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 681
   Posted 8/29/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Artist Guy Green or yellow sputum can be signs of pneumonia. Suggest you get checked out, bad pneumonia really hurts and nothing scares like not being able to get enough oxygen.
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.

artist guy
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 8/30/2010 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys, I was gone yesterday. I thought It was going away now this morning I'm coughing again, he put me on antibiotic first tome, now I have a refill waiting but I'll call this morning, my next appt. with him is the 14th of sept. but I can't wait that long. i didn't know percentage was that high on chest infections. rem was the only drug that somewhat worked on my throat cd. bummer

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 884
   Posted 8/30/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I got upper respiratory infections about every 2 months the first time I was on Humira, but I don't remember how often I got them on Remicade.  It got really annoying, though! 

artist guy
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 8/30/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
hey zena, did it keep you from useing rem, or did dr take you off?
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, November 23, 2017 1:35 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,897,237 posts in 317,992 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157563 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, theolito.
290 Guest(s), 6 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Froggy88, Lapis_29, Pirouette, FLBeachgal, Sono, Traneboy

About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest
©1996-2017 LLC  All Rights Reserved.