User Reviews for Remicade to treat Psoriatic Arthritis
Remicade has an average rating of 8.6 out of 10 from a total of 15 ratings for the treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis. 80% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 7% reported a negative effect.
“I have been taking this med for over ten years now truly a life saver. I have had no side effects and have been able to do almost everything I used too. I only take Remicade, no methotrexate as I took myself off of that because of liver side effects. I also have for several years now extended my infusion out to every 10 weeks I am the only patient I know who does this. I have not seen any negative effects from doing this. Great drug”
“I have severe psoriatic arthritis and I've had it since I was 18. I've been on remicade for almost 10 years and I have almost no pain. My joints get a little stiff close to my infusion but that's it. It is my miracle drug and I owe my life to it. I would be crippled without it.”
“I went in yesterday morning at 9am to receive my first infusion of Remicade. Had my IV inserted in my arm, and had my vitals checked at the beginning and then every 15-30 minutes. By the time I was leaving the doctor, it was about 1:00pm. So it takes a while for the first time, but after that it won't take as long. The only kind of downside to it was that I got just a little sleepy, which I read was common. It's 1:15pm, the following day of my first infusion and I haven't felt a single ounce of pain in any of my joints. I understand it's only 24 hours later but I am usually in a lot of pain all morning and I didn't have any morning stiffness when I got out of bed this morning. Very pleased so far!”
“I had my first infusion last week and within 3 days, I can honestly say I have no pain for the first time in weeks. I didn't have any reactions or side effects except for feeling exhausted, but that maybe related to not being able to sleep for weeks prior, due to pain. I am so happy with the effectiveness and results I have had. I would definitely recommend it!”
“I have been taking Remicade infusions since September 2005 and I can't say anything negative about it. I go in for the infusion hurting and aching and come out feeling so much better. Worth the 12 sticks it sometimes takes to get me started infusing.”
“Used for psoriatic arthritis, the 1st of 3 IV infusions that work great to begin with! From joints becoming near normal to a bounce in my step - then the canker sores are the 1st sign I'm flaring! I went thru 2 severe reactions before realizing it was the drug, which required immediate emergency attention as it affected my breathing, had hives and 2 weeks of misery. If only my body didn't fine ways to subvert all the Docs do to try & help it! It's frustrating!”
“I feel very tired all the time, am house bound due to fatigue and pain. I also have Ankolysing Spondylitis. I’m due for my third 8 weeks treatment next week. It also makes my moods labile in the first week after treatment. I’m 62 years old, unable to work. I’m hoping for things to get better soon.”
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“Remicade just isn't working for me or not yet. When I did my 1 and 2 infusions I could tell a difference. I had my 3 on and have to wait 8 weeks. After 3 weeks I had a flare up and I am in week 6 and I still feel awful. Maybe I need them more frequently or a higher dose. I am feeling so darn frustrated. I was hoping for a miracle drug to make me feel better and so far it's not. I read how it helps everyone but I want that for me too! Can't wait to see my dr so we can get ask up and the pain”
“I had my first infusion of Remicade last week. I have been unbelievably sleepy for the last 4 days. I have read that this is a side effect but I am kind of surprised by the level of sleepy that I am experiencing. I hope that this is just me catching up on my sleep as I have not been sleeping well due to pain for sometime. I do like the infusion so much better than the self-injected Humira. I hated that needle and found myself putting off my injection for a couple of days or "forgetting" that I was supposed to get it. Hoping for good results with Remicade.”
“At 67 years old I have been using remicade for 20 months for Psoriasis arthritis. For the first year I felt good except for being tired but all my psoriasis cleared up completely. Then I needed some medical work which delayed my infusion another 6 weeks. My body started having major pains which migrated to different places every few days. I could barely walk, then my shoulders hurt so bad I couldn’t sleep in bed or get out of it. Then I couldn’t hold a spoon or raise my arms to get a cup from the cupboard. My wrist bones were throbbing that even pain meds didn’t help. Once I got my infusion it went away in two days and I was back to normal. Then just before my next infusion it started again. Once I got the infusion it went away. Some psoriasis has returned and my hair has started to fall out but very slowly. Very concerned my body is now hooked on it and I hope to try something different.”
“I had my first dose of Remicade after several failed attempts at oral and injectable medications over the past 10 years. This past year I have been experiencing the worse flare ups ever to the point where I had other steroid injection in my finger joints. However, after the first dose of Remicade I feel like the person I use to be. I wasn’t sure if it was the pre-medication of steroids or the Remicade at first but I strongly feel like it is the Remicade, thank goodness. Definitely worth it!! Now my husband no longer has to help me brush my hair or open my medications . ..”
“I have been taking Remicade for several years and I love it! I have not had any side effects. I instantly feel better.”
“From the next day since taking Remicade, the pain has been almost completely gone.”
“I have used Remicade for the past 5 months, it cleared up the psoriasis and I got good pain relief for 4 weeks. The side effects are worth it for the relief I got.”
“I've had my second infusion. I'm already feeling a lot better. I have more stamina and I've already stopped using my cane unless I'm going to be walking more than 15 minutes.”
“Remicade is a very good medicine for those people who suffer from PsA.”
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