This Friday morning I am scheduled for my every 8 week Remicade treatment. Remicade aka infliximab is a immune modulator that is used to treat Crohn’s and Ulceratice colitis as well as many other types of auto-immune diseases. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody for TNF alpha made from mouse protein. TNF alpha is part of the body’s immune response system that causes inflammation. So,… Read More »Ready for Remicade?
I had my third Remicade infusion on Friday last week, 3/26. It actually wasn’t the coolest experience since I had a reaction within an hour of it starting. The Benadryl made me feel awful the first time I took it, so I had half the amount for my second infusion, and a ¼ the amount for my third infusion. However, my throat starting swelling after… Read More »3rd Remicade Infusion and Frustration