Remicade & Sinus Infection

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LibraryChick
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/21/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.  I was wondering if I should go to the doctor for a recent sinus infection, since I started Remicade on Monday and I know that respiratory infections are one of the side effects.  I live in Charlotte, and I'm no stranger to sinus problems because of all the allergies.  Should I bother seeing a doctor for antibiotics?  Anyone else have experience with this?
Diagnosed 2004
 
Colazal
Prilosec (wicked heartburn)
Remicade - 1st treatment 5/18/09
 


JLG45
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 114
   Posted 5/21/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have sinus problems but recently I've felt like I always have the start of a cold...that frog in your through feeling. It hasn't materialized into anything else but I'm meeting with my family doctor to discuss. Also feeling incredibly fatigued lately.
Diagnosed U.Proctitis 07

Flare Feb 09 - Diagnosed with Severe Pancolitis
Remicade, 50mg Prednisone, Cortenema PM, 1g 5 ASA suppository AM


Lonie
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 5/22/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey LibraryChick, sorry you are not feeling well. I get a sinus infection about once a year; my best bet for antibiotics is the Z pack. It's a quick 5 day antibiotic. Remember to up your probiotics while taking it. Also, I keep the allergies and sinus infections at bay by using a nasal irrigator. You can also try a neti-pot; either of these work wonders to help those nasal passages keep the gunk out. Take care and hope you are feeling better soon.

Carol

Remicade - will have my 29th infusion on July 8
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
 
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LibraryChick
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 5/22/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks!  Everyone keeps talking about probiotics.  Where can I find some?
Diagnosed 2004
 
Colazal
Prilosec (wicked heartburn)
Remicade - 1st treatment 5/18/09
 

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