Has anyone experienced or heard of sudden deadly consequences from using Remicade? By that I mean serious health issues or even instant death. I understand the problems that can result from a weakened immune system over time. Is there any way to address that other than regular blood work and doctor's visits?
I am getting close to my start date -- which could likely be some time this week.
Back in 1994-95 I spent a year on Imuran before my total colectomy. It seemed it was a pretty good year for me compared to previous. Before going on the drug in 1993-1994, I ended up in the hospital twice for a couple of weeks each time.
I think Remicade is the right thing to do at this point. It seems that if I have some success with it (and I am not holding my breath expecting much), too bad it wasn't around back in the 90s before I had my surgery in 2000.