I've only had one remicade so far, and haven't started the imuran, but I wonder how I'm suppose to stay well with 3 little kids (4 and under). Two of them started getting sick yesterday and there is no way to stay away from them. My 2.5 yo went to kiss me yesterday and before I knew it he had coughed in my mouth. And this morning he sneezed pretty much in my face. The baby is always slamming his face into mine and grabbing at my face with his snotty hands. We are in another city right now and since it got really bad really fast last night it might be allergies.
Normally I don't care, but how does this affect me with remicade and possibly imuran? If I get sick normally when they do this, will I get MORE sick (more severe), or just still get sick. And with my immune system compromised, will the zinc and the airborne stuff even help?
And does anyone know how remicade compares to prednisone? I always thought prednisone shuts down your immune system all together (I've been on 40mg and 80mg and of course 125 in the hospital), and since remicade is an "immunosupressant" I would think it doesn't shut it down, just calms it down, so maybe I have a bit of fighting power. Anyone know the difference?
Thanks in advance.
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child... meds worked randomly
SCD and vit e enema remission for 18 months and had another drug free baby 10/06
Let flare get out of control and even steroids wouldn't work 7/07 - docs wanted surgery
lialda x4 daily and started remicade 10/26/07