HI there everyone,
I am back with yet another problem. I went to my family doc today because I have had some bad pain in my right armpit, breast area. He did an exam and found that my lymph nodes were swollen, he said it was pretty bad. I knew something was wrong when the pain worsened while being examined. He ordered me a mammogram and sonogram to rule out any masses other than the swollen lymph nodes. I have not and do not feel ill either.
Now.....I have been on remicade and he told me that this is a side effect. I am confused and scared. I was not expecting this type of side effect after only 2 treatments. I am to have my 3rd treatment this week and am very afraid to get it. I called my GI doc and left a msg letting him know of my situation and that I was unsure if it would be wise to have my remicade treatment since we are trying to rule out what might be causing my swollen lymph nodes. What confuses me the most is I was told not to have remicade if I felt sick, was sick or had any signs of illness for that matter. Well, swollen lymph nodes tell me that my body is fighting something. I just have a hard time trusting the girl who administers the remicade...she seems so pushy.
Has anyone had any similar problems with Remicade??
Thanks for your help!
32 yr old
Pancolitis since oct 06 told I have crohns-colitis over lap 10/08
waiting on that remission
asacol 12 daily, canasa suppositories, protonix, iron supplement, ativan, Prednisone started at 30mg now on 10mg daily.
Started remicade 4/28/09....no notice of relief yet
Trying to stay positive!!