Posted 5/8/2019 5:31 PM (GMT -7)
As you might remember, after the MRI showed that the fistula has healed, my GI decided that I have to stop taking Remicade. However, starting day 63, I started to have severe abdominal pain. I tried hard to take every antispasmodic and painkiller but in vain. I texted my GI twice but he was out of reach. To add insult to injury I ran out of Cortiment. Finally, I managed to see my GI and he accepted I return to Remicade on one condition that I'll take it every 2 months.
Yesterday, I took my first Remicade dose in 70 days. The doctor at the infusion center warned me that I might get reactions because I have been off of it. She was right. I still have abdominal cramps and dizziness similar to the side effects I got on my first loading dose more than 3 years ago.