remicade with a cold??

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vega19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I know you are not supposed to get an infusion if you have active infection but what if its just a slight cold? I've started to get the sniffels and an oh so slight scratchy throat. I'm scheduled for Remicade on tuesday and really don't want to postpone it if I don't have to?
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 18mg (tapering 2mg every week)


disco
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
call the doctor, mine will usualy just push mine back for 1 week.
Diagnosed in spring 2005 at age 28
Currently on 12 asacol pills a day + Entocort
40 MG Pred cycle stating 3/26
Remicade


PaloPalo78
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   Posted 11/13/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
When i had my first infusion ( via a & e ) i had a cold and they werent concerned at all .
 
although each time i go now they do a pee test for infection , so i guess if you clear that then you should be okay . Wont hurt to ring the ward / IBD Nurse
 
Just out of interest did you have your dose increased to 10mg per kg or was it always that dose ?

Lonie
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   Posted 11/13/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I've heard that you really shouldn't have the Remi with a cold, but it's truly up to your doc; you probably should call them. Try Zicam....I swear by it!

Carol

Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
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vega19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   

I was started out at 10mg/kg. I was in pretty bad shape then. GI was talking surgery.

I am taking zicam also. I know it's helping because the cold isn't getting any worse as it usually would by now.

Thanks for the input everyone.


31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 16mg (tapering 2mg every week)


Christine1946
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   Posted 11/15/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
     What is Zicam?  An antibiotic?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Lonie
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   Posted 11/15/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Zicam is an over the counter cold remedy; all natural, but swear it works wonders for me. I even bring it in to work and give it to people who are just starting cold symptoms and they can't believe how well it works. It's like individual swabs with a gel on it and you swab it in your nose.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 

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