Monday, August 21, 2006

new meds

so last week i started a new arthritis med: remicade. it's done by infusion so i go into the dr's office, and get hooked up to an IV. Before they start hooking you up, they slip you a benadryl and tylenol to combat the side-effects. Apparently, people get hives at the injection site, so my Doc counteracts those with antihistamines. A nurse stays on duty and monitors blood pressure and temperature.

Anyhoo..it was just the first treatment and most mes take a month before you really notice the benefits.

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