Posted 8/12/2020 11:11 AM (GMT -7)
Started a flare up more than 10 days ago. Saw my GI on Monday and he was worried and ordered a CT enterocolonography. He pescribed Ketoprofen + Hyoscine Butylbromide injections upon need to control pain. Yesterday, I did both the trough and antibodies test. Today, I took the pre-medication prior to the infusion. I was given dexamethasone + Pheniramine maleate injection. The rate of the infusion was very slow as my GI recommended. During the infusion, the doctor accelerated the rate a bit but it was still slow after more than an hour and a half and left. All of a suuden, I started to have chest pain and skin rash. I slowed the rate and called the doctor. They gave me 2 other injections: Pheniramine maleate + hydrocortisone. The infusion lasted for more than 3 hours and 15 mins.
After I finished, I talked to the doctor who said that this might have happened while she was adjusting the rate, it was for a second very fast.
Don't know. Waiting for infliximab trough + antibodies test results. That was my last chance. My GI said if you get any reaction this time, this means that you developed hypersensitivity to infliximab.
What is the next step? Stelara? How effective is it since I was on another biologic? Does it control symptoms quickly or does it take months? Remicade took 9 months to puts things at bay.