I'm incredibly fortunate that Remicade has put me into remission, especially as I read the trials and tribulations of those on this forum, but the little things associated with my disease are just pilling up and I can already tell I'm about to be thrown out of remission.
The general business of college life, as well as the poor food options available, has always been tough but I'm just reaching a breaking point. Skin rashes are usually a sign of an impending flare-up and I've got horrible red bumps all over my neck and arms. In addition to a lovely cold sore on my mouth and huge, uncharacteristic flare-up of acne. This in addition to my worsening stomach is just making me feel yucky all over and incredibly unattractive. Very hard as a female college student living with all these gorgeous girl in my sorority. This only stresses me out more, which is worsening my stomach as well.
In addition the Remicade has brought my immune system to the lowest point it's ever been--and that's saying a lot. I cannot for the life of me get better and everything hits me 10x harder. I've been pretty sick for about two weeks now and I have finals coming up this Thursday.
It's just frustrating that the actual disease isn't what's causing me the most hardship and so it's hard to explain to my professors why I need this extension or why I need to take this test later. I go in for my next Remicade a week from today so hopefully things will start clearing up then. Just had to get that off my chest.
19, College Student, just diagnosed June 2007