After meeting with my doctor last week I learned that there is one other injection that I can take but it isn’t as strong or have the success rate that Remicade has. However the doctor mentioned that some medications work better than others for certain people and you don’t know for certain until you try it. I mentioned I don’t like the idea of taking steroids on a regular basis. He increased the anti histamine drugs in my premed and suggested I take a otc allergy med daily for a week and then as needed. I went home and to bed and slept for about 24 hours I think. I didn’t wind up taking the daily allergy med as this time it didn’t get any worse than a mild itch. He did say the itching that occurred even a month later was due to the medication in my system still. The itch seems to act up when I just wear myself out and I hadn’t been sleeping well at the time.
My migraines haven’t seemed as often or severe, but of course I happen to have one today. I guess I am lucky, I don’t have to work today.
I am glad I don’t have to give up the Remicade at this point. It really seems to be helping me live a full functional life with only a moderate amount of pain for most the day.
Other health news is my primary doctor has put me back on daily Prilosec saying that the depletion of calcium is much less dangerous than esophageal cancer, which is a danger with long term chronic acid reflux.