When I first started taking remicade I also started taking Echinacea to help boost my immue system. This first year was rough because the remicade completely knocked out my immune system and I caught everything that I went near and I wasn't even working at the time. After the first year my immune system started to recover and I don't get as sick as often partly because of the Echinacea.
One thing you have to be carefully of though is the Chicken Pox or other Virus you had as a child that you should get again, because now you can. I have had a few minor Chicken pox scares, but if I think I have been exposed I need to see my doctor asap for a shot.
Also the flu shot, you can't get it 10 prior or 10 days after, typically I don't get the flu shot in the first place, but you need to be aware of when your vaccinations are done. I have had to miss infusions due to viruses so be aware of your medical issues at all times.
Good luck and I hope remicade helps you.
Mommy to Ethan April 2007, my remicade baby.
Diagnosed in January 2007
Remicade since February 2007 every 6 weeks
Likely never to achieve remission and to be on remicade for life
Due October 2009.