Can remicade cause carpal tunnel symptoms and sciatica pain. On 9/30/14, I had a remicade infusion for psoriatic arthritis. The next day, I had excruciating pain and numbness in both wrist and all 10 fingers just like to carpal tunnel, which I have never had. I called my doctor, but I was in such pain I could not drive, so he prescribed Tramadol which I just finished taking today with no relief. I have an appt. with him on 10/21/14, then just today, I started having sciatica pain down my left leg which I did have surgery for in 2008.
Can someone please get back to me with an answer.
BE CAREFUL WITH VITAMIN D3 - IT STOPS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REMICADE
If you are on Remicade for arthritis and it stops working (i.e., you start having severe joint pain out of the blue), determine if you have started a new supplement that contains Vitamin D3. If 'yes' - STOP. You'll be better in a week or so. I experimented twice and determined - it's the Vitamin D3. Other things that have the same effect are grapefruit juice and, to a lesser extent, other citrus juices - but the effect is almost immediate with the juices - a few hours, whereas the pain from Vitamin D3 takes a few days to appear once you start the supplement. It is truly debilitating. Note; I have also had negative effects from simply eating grapefruit, oranges, some variety of strawberries and some variety of tomatoes - but not as severe as when drinking juice (because of the concentration).