Question about Remicade for UC and sinus infections. Been on Remicade only the loading dose with much improvement (very happy), however I now have a sinus infection. Being treated with antibiotics to clear this up. Has anyone had recurring sinus infections while on Remicade? If so, how do you prevent the infection?
I have summer allergies like grass, mold, treas in bloom, etc. I am on a seroid nasal spray (that stays in the nose), but not sure what else to do. Also with the Remicade I experience odd, yet noticable body muscle aches, not bad, but noticable. I have mentioned it to the GI dr., but he was not too overly concerned at the time. I will follow-up with the GI after my 4th infusion. Any advise.
Diagnosed in 2004 proctitis,
Aasocol, in 2005 left-sided UC more Aasocol and Rowasa, prednisone
switched to Lialda then in 2009 2nd colonoscopy showed severe UC pancolitis, back on
prednisone, rowasa started Remicade 6/23/2009, off prednisone, rowasa.
8/5/2009 Remicade infusions and 2 Lialda daily.