Hi all! I had my first Stelara infusion 17 days ago. 3 days after my infusion I had blood in stools and severe stabbing pains in left abdominal area. Had to go to the ER - they believed I was having a flare up. They put me on prednisone 30mg tapper and pain meds. Fast forward to today - having diarrhea and blood every time I wipe. (I never used to have blood till I started Stelara). I am also experience spasms and abdominal pain on left and right side. I have taken pain meds and cbd and thc and dicyclomine and still getting some pains. I’m also having body aches too.
so I feel like I’m having a flare— possibly? Not sure if I should go back to the ER and get a CT scan?
Has anyone started having flare ups or anal bleeding after their first Stelara infusion??
Also - those taking Stelara — how long did you see improvements after the initial first infusion before you started your own injections?
If anyone has any advice on pain or to relieve Symptoms - please share! Thank you in advance!