Remicade for RA , pro or con?
I have had three i.v. therapy treatments of remicade for my RA. My Dr. has tried other drug treatments before this without success. Remicade does lower your immune systems' ability to fight infection--I have had a bad cold, streph, pnemonia, now, I have sinusitis. With this winter being what it has been here in Ga. (one day cold, one day hot, the next day cold and rainy) I have had the worst time staying well. It all started Thanksgiving -- and I am sick of being sick! My Dr. says it is because of the remicade. My RA is so much better, but gosh, the cure almost feels as bad as the disease. I don't know what I should do, stay with treatments or what. Anyone ever had this problem? I have joint damage from RA, and I would like to stay on remicade as it helps so much with pain, mobility, and stopping futher joint damage.