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Can Chrohn's or Remicade cause painful headaches?

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can Chrohn's or Remicade cause painful headaches?

My soon to be 18 yr old daughter was dx with CD 2 years ago. She suffered greatly til she was put on Remicade which she has every 7 weeks.

Since she was Dx, she has had had migraine(or what I think to be migraine headaches, pain throbbing, nausea). At least 4 times a week.

We took her to her GP and they gave us ideas on how to curb them but to no avail. She does not take meds for this pain, other than OTC meds.

These headaches make her cry. Sometimes she falls asleep and they are gone the next am, sometimes not.

We have a neurologist appt in a few weeks.

Just at a loss and want to stop her suffering.

Im not finding much info about the Remicade causing this.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:50 AM   #2
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Re: Can Chrohn's or Remicade cause painful headaches?

My husband has had CD for the last 8 years and so I seem to recall when he was having his Remicade treatments ... he did not have any problems but the medication that they had him on is something different. And, I am praying that your daughter is doing better !!!

Old 01-24-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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Re: Can Chrohn's or Remicade cause painful headaches?

Hi! My daughter saw the neurologist. He put her on topomax and vitamins. The topomax works wonders. He also ordered a brain MRI just to be safe. He says with patients who use Remicade that there is a chance of Demyelanation happening, which is basically the medicine strips the blood vessels in the brain of its protective sheath. Not a good thing.
The doctor says that Remicade can cause headaches.
Hope your husband is well! :-)

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