One thing you need to consider is that some of members that post here are those with more complicated cases, newly diagnosed, or that have difficulties with medications and disease complications. There are literally hundreds of thousands of people with CD that lead relatively normal and active lives and find no need to utilize a support forum such as this. For every post about
a negative reaction to Remicade, there are many, many more people that have good success with the medication.
That said, one must certainly weighs the pros and cons of taking a biologic medication like Remicade or Humira. There are risks as with any medication. Remicade successfully put my gut into remission and greatly controlled my arthritic problems. I received infusions for 2.5 years before it stopped working for me. I never had an infusion reaction.
I hope that Remicade greatly improves your Crohn's!
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, lupus, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, peripheral artery disease, degenerative disc disease, and a host of other medical problems.