I was originaly on Lialda just after my diagnosis. It helped, but not enough for me (had to switch to Humira). Even though it didn't get me into remission, I definitely helped alleviate my symptoms. There was a period of time when I was off Lialda before I started the Humira and I was miserable. Everyone's different, though and I have heard it has helped people achieve remission, so good luck.
I have not tried Remicade, though it is my next step as Humira doesn't seem to be working much anymore. I have not heard of any unneeded weight gain with Remicade.
22 years old, Female.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Ileocolitis November 2008.
Currently taking Humira.