Posted 1/15/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)
Hi all! Just wanted to know what kind of or any side effects you may have after your infusions and seeing if anyone is similar. I get:
1) sleepy the day of 2) if flaring seems to get better the day after- symptoms get better or are gone 3) nasty gas for a few days (smells mediciney) 4) dry skin and itchiness at times.........the good points are my flares seem to be getting milder and the duration is shorter. I can function and have more energy.
If flaring and after the treatment, does anyone just let the remi take care of it or does anyone use ememas, or suppositories, etc?? Last time I flared right before my treatment and used suppositories. I felt better after treatment, but 4 days later it's back in the rectum area w/urgency to go and very little blood when I wipe..............I'm wondering if I should use enemas or see if remi takes care of it. Been using bentyl and suppositories, which helps a little. I'm just trying to use as little meds as possible.
Remicade- 7th infusion Jan 10,2008
Dx with UC In Mar 2004. Mainly Left sided, at times has skipped through the whole colon. Also have IBS.
50mgs of Imuran, Asacol 3/3x's day, Bentyl as needed
Holistic approach- supplements- fish oil, probotics, gut repair, allergy enzyme, paleofiber