I'm 33 years old and was diagnosed with UC officially when i was 26 - though i had it since i was about 19 and it was misdiagnosed.
Anyway, my husband and I have been married for about 2 1/2 years now and we are thinking of having kids. I just started Remicade in October and have had 5 doses so far.
Yesterday i was receiving my 5th infusion and i asked my doctor if the medicine would effect anything regarding pregnancy. He said no that the medicine probably wouldn't but that having a flare (i've been in a flare state for 2 years!!) would probably have an effect on the baby as it develops. Therefore, he advised me to wait to have kids since i'm not even stabalized on my medicine yet. (I have been off of prednisone since October - thank god. The Remicade did help with that, which is great. i had been on it for over a year and couldn't get off of it.) Now i just take colozal on a daily basis. I still have all of the symptoms, always bloody diarehhea, body aches, now some rather painful joint aches (which i'm thinking may be from the Remicade).
Has anyone else been through this? And has anyone else thought of having children while on Remicade? I guess i'll wait and see what happens - and if i get better but i'm starting to think this is as much better as i'm ever going to get.
Just wanted to get other perspectives. Thanks! :)