I am not on remicade but I almost was and this was my plan as agreed w/my boss.
Remicade infusions are typically every 8 weeks, so that would be 6 days a year.
I have 6 sick days per year and 15 vacation days per year. I could use any of those days or I could work from home so I did not have to use up as much. For example I could use half a sick day and work the other half from home (I have a 45 min commute each way).
I dont think people need any more than the day off for an infusion? But maybe there are people who it affects more?????
It takes your body a while to recover from a serious flare.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 30mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.