Hello - i'm mostly on the UC board because I was initially diagnosed with UC but because I have an anal fistula most docs think I have Crohns. The jury is still out. I recently went to an ano-rectal surgeon and he would not operate and indicated I should go on Remicade. I have been in remission for the past year and a half and just take Colazal two daily, however, the fistula is rather annoying. My question is has anyone used Remicade to heal fistula and if so how long did it take and did the fistula re-occur. I don't want to go on Remicade given i'm currently in remission and would rather save it for when im flaring. Also, I had a colonoscopy which showed some pretty bad scarring and pseudo-polyps so my GI recommended or rather demanded I start it back in the spring. Looks like I need it anyway!
- 30 y/o male residing in Northern Virginia living a fairly "normal" life at the moment
- Currently in remission
- Pancolitis since April, 2006
- Small fistula and anemic at times
- 4 Colazal/day, multivitamin, Fish oil and Primal Defense Probiotics 2x/day