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10-30-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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Remicade Question

What happens if you take Remicade while sick? I'm supposed to get an infusion today and I woke up with a sore throat.
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01-15-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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don't worry unless you are running a fever over 100. Anything serious would show up in you lab work right before your treatment.
01-16-2010, 12:53 AM   #3
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Exactly. Anything serious they will flag on your labs that they do
before the infusion anyway. I have had my infusion done with colds,
even a really bad Staph infection. Doctor told me he couldnt
promise nothing bad would happen, but that it was worth the risk
of something bad happening rather than getting a flare again.
So, no problems with infusions mixed with infections/sick yet...
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01-16-2010, 01:23 AM   #4
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I had it one time after I had been sick with a cold. I was not running fever ever during the illness. I didn't notice anything different afterwards....If you are really feeling ill, I would call the doctor for advice. If it is a mild illness and you feel you are in the process of getting over it, you probably will do fine.
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01-16-2010, 01:43 AM   #5
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I thik the only worry is if you are on antibiotics. If you are you are supposed to wait 2 weeks till getting Remicade
01-16-2010, 02:23 PM   #6
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Fog Ducker said:
I thik the only worry is if you are on antibiotics. If you are you are supposed to wait 2 weeks till getting Remicade

I am not too sure about this. I was told being on antibiotics was alright. But probably best to check with your Dr.
01-16-2010, 04:04 PM   #7
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What the nurse always ask me are questions that pertain to if I have had an infection within the last 2 weeks (sinus, tooth, cough etc).
01-19-2010, 02:37 PM   #8
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I have had a mild cold, but that is about it when getting remicade. Somehow the appointment falls when I am not sick.

Reading some of the other posts...how many have labs done prior to having remicade? I get labs done about 2 times a year, but not everytime
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01-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #9
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krahsdnal said:
I have had a mild cold, but that is about it when getting remicade. Somehow the appointment falls when I am not sick.

Reading some of the other posts...how many have labs done prior to having remicade? I get labs done about 2 times a year, but not everytime
I'm with you. I get labs like twice a year and that's it.
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01-19-2010, 02:53 PM   #10
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I got blood drawn every time I had an infusion. So last year every 6 or 4 weeks.
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01-19-2010, 02:55 PM   #11
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Every three months...My doctor orders labs after my visits.
01-19-2010, 04:00 PM   #12
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My remi nurse draws blood prior to the infusion. Its great, Im already there, no special trip, and Im already getting poked so why not!
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