I get chest pain from the remicade. Since my first infusion actually. Mine gets worse when i eat or drink. My doc did tons of blood work and chest exams(I seen a cardiologist) and I was fine. I knew it was the remicade. I knew it. Well, we think it is heartburn. I'm on prilosec twice a day and if I forget to take it I pay big time. i get the pain in my chest and it feels like I'm having a heart attack sometimes. I can breath okay and everything it just hurts. I have had two scopes down the throat done and they come back fine. I just went to the dentist the other day and he asked if I have acid reflux because from last time I seen him I am getting acid errotion on my teeth. I would ask to go on prilosec this kind of sounds like what I get. If she is having a hard time breathing I would call the doc right away. You don't want to mess around on remicade.
Also, the rash thing maybe put her on zyrtex. I take it every day once a day. If I don't I get a rash on my chest, jaw line, and arms. It itches so bad. I never got a rash on prednisone.
Is the remicade helping her symptoms? The only reason I stay on it is because it has given me my life back. But I have heart burn, reflux, joint pain, and a rash to deal with from the remicade. I wish her the best of luck.
On remicade since July 2009, Upped my dose in August 2010 to 7.5kg
Currently taking:Calcium Citrate, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 shot(monthly, myself), Zinc, Magnesium, Zyrtex, Prilosec, Fish Oil, Levothyroxine, and a Multi Chewable Vitamin
Had a scope on 1-11 and my left side is completely healed and my right side has some mild inflammation and ulcers. The remi is working!!!!!