being on CD meds buys you time and can induce remission. i had an 18 month remission being on remicade but just recently flared. but it definitely wasnt as bad as when i was first d'xed. i guess what you hope for is that the meds keep you from getting too sick but sometimes they dont work. then you have to try another one. imho i dont think that there is any drug out there that is going to be foolproof, its up to our bodies. but as for me im sticking with the meds in hopes that they do get me back to being in remission.
i do hope that you go another 6 years, heck even more without symptoms!
Well, I've been on the same drugs, 8/day for almost 3 years, and out of no where started bleeding on Aug.11, and haven't quit bleeding yet...I'd like to know what the heck is up with that!? I haven't taken any antibiotics, or any new drug for that matter I'm sure that if I weren't taking anything at all that I'd be much worse off though (always gotta look on the brighter side )
Good luck with your decision...that won't be easy to make...whatever it is though...I hope you stay well!
Sometimes the drug can die out and our body gets use to it and then the flares happen.That's what happened to me it seems. I was on pentasa and entocort for a yr and a bit and was great, til 6 weeks ago.It's not enough for me anymore the doc says and I need stronger stuff :(Everyone is diff tho, but I know what you mean by wondering if the pills make it worse. It seems it at times, like the side effects it can give off or your flare worse. Recently i've just been hoping for the best and taking each day as it comes. Best of luck to you :)