Hi there! I was wondering what side effects if any you have with Remicade....I've noticed my neck and shoulders have a rash and just this past week my face got extremely dry and scaley. My shoulders and arms sometimes itch really bad. I cannot seem to find anything to get rid of it. For my face I've found that vaseline works really well. Even though it is annoying, you cannot beat the trade off.
I started Remi in May 07 and had 2 flare ups since that lasted about 2 weeks each. I do notice it's time for my next infusion as my symptoms come back a bit, like cramps and d. My last flare up I got was 3 days before my next infusion!!! Looking back, they weren't really bad. I wasn't sick for many weeks or even months, so 2 weeks of it I can handle.
I definitely have gotten my energy back and feel alot better than I have in almost 4 yrs. so it has to be working for me.
So basically, I get skin rash, itchiness and dry skin on my face. Then my symptoms act up a week before my infusion. How about any of you?
Remicade- 5th Infusion Sept 28th
Dx with UC In Mar 2004. Mainly Left sided, at times has skipped through the whole colon. Also have IBS.
150mgs of Imuran, Asacol 3/3x's day, Bentyl as needed