Anyone had high fevers after Remicade

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Shelliesv
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/11/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been running fevers from 101 to 103 with chills since the day after my 2nd infusion. My regular
doctor did a chest x-ray, blood cultures, a CBC and urine. He said it's not a sinus infection and gave me a shot
of an antibiotic. He thinks this is a reaction to the Remicade.

Just wondering if this ever happened to anyone else?
37 year old mom of 2.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1995 (24 years old) / Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 (29 years old)
In remission for 4 years from 2005 - 3/2009 with colazol maintenance only.

Hospitalized for flare 3/23/09 - 3/25/09. Hospitalized 2nd time for same flare 4/17 - 4/22

Current Meds: Remicade, Apriso 4/day, Prednisone 10mg per day, Rowasa Enemas 2/day, Culturelle

Had 1st Remicade infusion in the hospital 4/22/09, 2nd infusion 5/7/09 (I think the first infusion put me in remission!)


Eva Lou
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 3442
   Posted 5/11/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, that happened to me too. I wound up with strep pneumonia, bacteremia, drug induced hepatitis & jaundice. Was is ICU for a week. My GI thought that I had the pneumonia prior to the infusion & didn't know it yet, & the Remicade kicked the infection into ultra-high gear. But if your PCP hasn't found anything weird with your labs or chest x-ray, then I wouldn't worry too much. On the drug side-effect sheet they give me at the infusion, it states that flu-like symptoms, including fever, can be a side effect. A fair amount of time has passed since you're 2nd infusion, & if you're not getting sicker, then don't worry about it. You should be getting better each day, especially if it's related to the infusion.

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
various probiotics
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


Shelliesv
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 5/11/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Well my fevers have been getting higher each night and migraine sets in along with chills. Right now its only 100.8. My primary doctor doesn't know much about Remicade and can't get in touch with my
GI who is out of town!
37 year old mom of 2.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1995 (24 years old) / Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 (29 years old)
In remission for 4 years from 2005 - 3/2009 with colazol maintenance only.

Hospitalized for flare 3/23/09 - 3/25/09. Hospitalized 2nd time for same flare 4/17 - 4/22

Current Meds: Remicade, Apriso 4/day, Prednisone 10mg per day, Rowasa Enemas 2/day, Culturelle

Had 1st Remicade infusion in the hospital 4/22/09, 2nd infusion 5/7/09 (I think the first infusion put me in remission!)

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