After worrying and obsessing over the decision to take Remicaid, I had my first infusion on Friday 7/19/2013.
I took it at a Walgreen's infusion center (not very fancy but adequate) and decided to take Benadryl through my IV (they gave me the option to take a pill). I had no adverse reactions at all! I slept a lot that day, probly from the Benadryl, but the next day I felt fine.
Today I had the first truly "normal" BM in...well, it had been so long I can't remember the last normal BM I had. I feel good and stronger than I have in a long time--over a year.
I don't regret trying other things and postponing the Remicaid until I was sure it was time to try it. But hopefully my experience will help someone else who has to make the decision. I'm trying to get pregnant and I am very optimistic that I will conceive and have a healthy baby--I am very at-peace with my decision to start Remicaid.
33yr old (married and ttc)
Diagnosed UC 2005
Left Sided Colitis
*currently flaring, rectum & sigmoid, colonoscopy on 6/13/13*
Now Taking: Delzicol, Canasa, Rowasa, Synthroid, Wellbutrine, Clobetasol (prn), Dexamethasone (prn), fish oil caps, Magnesium/Calcium/D3, B Complex, Prenatal Gummy Vitamin, Probiotics
Previously Taken: Prednisone, Entocort
Post Edited (Plucky) : 7/22/2013 2:17:01 AM (GMT-6)