Topic: I'M HOOOOME
Hi all. Just got home from my first Remicade infusion. The Nurse, Warren was fabulous. Not even a mark where he put the IV. AND he is 1/2 Sicilian! Right now my only effect is drowsiness from the Benadryl he gave me for some of the side effects I may have gotten. We both agreed next time he will cut the Benadryl in half.
So, I have to take a Benadryl the night of each infusion in case I get any effects while sleeping. Like total redness, itching or not breathing right. Also have to lay low for the next 2 days as I could get flu like symptoms.
So I have an infusion Oct 4th and NOV 1st then it will be every 8 weeks. He says forever but my GI said when I go into Remission I will probably go off. So it was not nearly what I though it would be although he said #2 and #3 infusions the crucial ones as far as reactions then its a breeze the rest of the way. So far a piece of cake.
Any suggestion I offer is intended as friendly advice based solely on my own experience. Please consult your doctor for professional guidance.