Immunosuppressants are intended to prevent the immune system from attacking. Are springtime allergies not an immune response? Why would immunosuppressants not prevent all immune responses, including reactions to pollen and other allergens?
If Remicade is compromising my immune system to protect my colon from being attacked by a hyper immune response, why would it not similarly suppress my immune response to pollen?
My first flare (and diagnosis) occurred last spring, so I am fearful that I am facing difficulties in the next few weeks.
M-39, UC Diagnosed June 2007
Other stuff: Migraines/headaches, high blood pressure, essential tremor
Previous Meds: Colazol (caused pancreatitis), antibiotics, Prednisone (several cycles 20mg/day)
Current Meds: Remicade beginning in Oct ‘07, various vitamins, Imitrex, Lortab, Lisinopril