Remicade and bruising easily

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 8/6/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on Remicade currnetly.  At my last infusion the upped the dosage from 5mg to 10mg, because with the previous dosage I was still having flare ups regularly.  Anyway, my question is now if I get bumped by the slightest thing I get a bad bruise.  Is that a side effect of the remicade?  Also some days I am so tired, I can barely put one foot in front of the other.  Is this also a side effect of the Remicade?  I am seeing my GI tomorrow for a follow up, so I will discuss these questions with him, but you guys are all so quick to answer and are very informative.  Thanks and have a great day!
CARA  31years  FEMALE
Lialda 2 pills a day
Prilosec OTC
Vicodin/Tramadol as needed
Phenergran/Zofran as needed
Viactiv Calcium Chews
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 8/6/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure about Remicade, but I've been wondering the same thing about 6MP. I bruise SO easily now. I had a massage and literally left with three large finger marks on the underside of my arm. And she wasn't even using that much pressure.

I wonder why that is that we bruise easily? I'm sure there is a medical explanation.
Diagnosed UC - 1993
32 year old female

Current Meds:
6-MP - 50 mg one night 75 Mgs the next
Colazal (3 pills three times a day)
Folic Acid

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 8/6/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I bruise really easily too. I only took remicade 3 times (not on a schedule though). I think because UC is an auto-immune disease and our white blood cell counts are affected that we bruise more easily. My legs are especially vulnerable and most of the time I don't know how in the world I could have possibly gotten this bruise or that one. Medication can probably affect it too.
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)

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