Just an update:
Halfway between my 3rd and 4th infusion. GI stuff is doing well, fingers crossed.
However, I came down with some viral thing on Sunday and have been wrecked ever since. It evolved into some sort of upper respiratory thing that isn't letting up (and I'm supposed to get on a plane to Italy Saturday!
) My boyfriend got the same thing around the same time, but is already better (he's on Remicade).
My GI says on Entyvio it's common to have more frequent and prolonged upper respiratory infections. My GP gave me a z-pack even though we can't confirm it's bacterial right now but since I'm getting on a plane so soon it might be better to overprescribe in this case. I'm usually so cautious with antibiotics but I do think I'll take it--my GI gave me the go ahead as long as I keep my probiotics up.
I'm hoping this is my only one this year, but if these do become common I'm not sure how I'd balance that with the benefits of Entyvio.
1st Entyvio infusion 8/2015
Currently: Entyvio, Colazal, Florastor, Culturelle Cortifoam, Canasa
Previously: Apriso, Flagyl, Prednisone, Mesalamine Enemas, Tinidazole, Align, Lialda, Imuran (Allergic), Asacol, Remicade (Allergic), Humira, Anusol