all those warnings you read are usually from the infusion being on too high a speed.
in america, they turn up the speed so it goes into your system faster. they make a 6 hour infusion into a 3 or 4 hour one and that is where peoples arms turn black and all those scary stories come from.
i freaked out before my first one and talked to doc and he said not to worry.
just make sure they put it on the lowest speed possible and it wont be an issue.
i had the whole bag infused into me.
some people do little bits on a few visits.
i had one that was good for at least 6 months.
just ask how they are doing etc so you know.
but dont worry.
youll be fine.
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
im in remission ~ wOOhOO ! no symptoms for last 2 weeks!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) -tapered with no issues -left with moonface + fat! o.0
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil, xango juice 30ml x3 a day
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.