When I was diagnosed with a perianal fistula, my GI said Humira was no longer an option because there are no studies showing Humira eliminating fistulas.
Remicade is the only thing known to get rid of them for good.
However, the combo of cipro/flagyl antibiotics almost got rid of it, but the side effects were too nasty.
I don't know what your GIs are thinking, but they should know better.
I've had only 2 Remicade infusions and the fistula has already stopped draining. I think one more infusion on Saturday will wipe it out completely. It'll probably do the same for you!
Diagnosed with typical Crohn's at 16.
Got lucky with Asacol for a year, then even luckier with ten years of relative remission.
Now abscesses and fistulas are having an "atypical" Crohn's party around my junk.
The surgeon said it is inoperable and so I start Remicade on May 7th.