Have had three shots of Actemra and have been denied by the insurance company who would like me to try Remicade ? I can get the infusion but not the shot . Doesn't make sense to me . I have begun to itch all over which is a side effect of the actemra. I was told to take Benadryl at night to relieve that and it does help. I suspected that the awful bout of shingles was connected with my prior infusion of Actenra but when i check the internet the studies seem to indicate otherwise. However the itching makes me fearful of the infusion . Has anyone ever tried Remicade?