I did not have good luck with Remicade. After the second infusion, I was light headed and dizzy. I actually tried to pass out in the infusion lab. When I got home, I had a low grade fever and muscle pain. After the third infusion, about 2 hours later, I experienced a low grade fever again and had severe muscle pain that made it painful to even sit in my van's seat. This time it lasted a couple of long painful days.
I had previously been infused with Remicade 12 years ago (one infusion), before my j pouch surgery, but it didn't stop the flair, so I didn't have anymore. I don't know if that was still in my system somehow that caused the painful side effects or not.
I know Remicade has helped a lot of people, but it didn't work for me. I am now on entyvio infusions and so far after two, no side effects. Praying it stays that way.
Praying Remicade works for you with no side affects and tons of blessing!! One hint: take a driver with you to the first few infusions until you know whether or not your body will have a reaction to it.