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11-03-2014, 01:44 PM   #1
xmdmom
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Have you had vein problems from Remicade?

Just wondering if it causes vein problems in those receiving remicade.
I'm asking for my adult child who is currently beginning remicade infusions.

Thanks!
11-03-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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So far, no issues at all. I do remind him to stay as hydrated as possible the day before and day of infusion.
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May-July 2011 - 6 wks Exclusive EN via NG tube - 2000 ml/night, 1 wk IV Flagyl
July 2011-July 2013 - Supplemental EN via NG, 1000 ml/night, 5 nites/wk, Nexium, 40 mg
Feb. 2013-present - Remicade, 5 mg/kg every 6 wks
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11-15-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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Definitely staying hydrated helps. It always takes multiple tries to get an IV in me though, no matter the location. I usually come home from the hospital bruised in more than one place, no matter how much water I drink before hand. Sometimes they wrap my hands in warm compresses before, which makes it slightly easier, but I just generally put that down to so many years of IVs and blood sticks. I'm no expert, but I've heard that after a while, having too many things stuck in your veins does do some damage.

That said, Remicade can work wonders, so don't give up on it just yet!
11-15-2014, 11:12 PM   #4
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They usually get me on the first try but I alternate arms for infusions, blood tests. I try to drink before and exercise my hand to get a good vein showing.
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