Last year I was on Humira and I got the flu shot and then got the flu anyway which turned into Pneumonia in 2 days. Had to stop my Humira for 1 month while taking antibiotics and waiting for my lungs to clear. Of course I flared big time and when I went back on Humira it didn't work anymore so I ended up in the hospital.
I am now on Remicade infusions and am wearing a medical mask when ever I leave the house for now. I had my infusion this week, 2 weeks early this time due to a flare and while there, another patient keep lecturing me on how wearing the mask does nothing to prevent me from getting the flu and said I might as well take it off and throw it in the trash. How rude! I sure don't need that kind of stress, not good for my u/c at all. Well I contintued to wear the mask, the infusion nurse was coughing which was scary and so far I have not gotton the flu, Knock on wood, so far it seem to be working. And by the way my flare is starting to subside again.
Diag: New-10/25/17 Ulcerative pancolitis with rectal bleeding.
Diag: Original-UC rectosigmoiditis+diverticulosis
Hospital: Admitted 10/20/17 Started Remicade Discharged 10/26/17
Rx: Remicade 5mg/kg infusion every 6 weeks. Lialda.
Post Edited (newme22) : 1/19/2018 11:18:05 AM (GMT-7)