I just had a remicade infusion yesterday afternoon. During my infusion my blood pressure dropped from 98 over 60 something (it's usually around there) to 78 over 45. I was freezing cold and not feeling great. The nurse didn't seem too concerned.
I continued to feel pretty crummy last night and went to bed around 9pm as I was pretty exhausted. I woke up around 1:00am FREEZING cold. My husband said I didn't feel cold because I made him warm me up. I just couldn't warm up...I took an advil and a tylonel and took my temperature. I have a fever (38.4 degrees). I feel extremely week and also nauseous.
One other item to note - I was hospitalized a few months ago for a severe flare up and have since been symptom free, up until Sunday (day before my infusion) where I started to get blood in my stool and I have had diarrhea all night tonight. My husband and I are going to Asia for a month on Saturday, and I'm now really scared to go because I don't want to be sick!
So...my questions are:
1. Should I be concerned, or let things run it's course?
2. This is my first infusion post induction period and I was on prednisone during my initial infusions
3. Will the remicade clear up this sudden flare??
Thank you everyone for your help and insight!