I usually go every 8 weeks, this will be 12 weeks in between infusions.
I typically premedicate with 2 Tylenol, 2 Benadryl, 40 mg of prednisone for 5 days prior and 3 days after, Xantac, and Claritin. I did this before the serum sickness as well, and have every time since. I actually get infused at the doctor's office, so she sees what happens. During the infusion, when I get hives, become short of breath, or have tightness in my chest (which happens just about
every time), I get solumedrol and more Benadryl. I'm very nervous about
being 4 weeks late....
Asthma (diagnosed at 12)
Fibromyalgia (diagnosed 9/01)
Crohn's Disease/Colitis (diagnosed 12/02)
Diverticulitis (diagnosed 6/07)
Chronic pelvic pain/endometriosis, leading to hysterectomy (9/07)
Torn rotator cuff/labrum (repair 11/20/07)
Bladder sling (8/06), cholystectomy (2/06), tubal ligation (2/06), failed ablation (3/07)
Taking Lialda, Prednisone, Entocort, Remicade, Bentyl, NuLev, HCTZ, Lisinopril, Cymbalta, Effexor, Xifaxan, Flagyl, and pain meds.