I was in the hospital getting IV steriods/fluids all Thanksgiving week. I know how you feel about the doctors dragging their feet. Mine was all about starting me on the Humira, but of course, it takes months for them to do anything about it. I go to see him, and he gets me all excited that I'll be switching meds, but then he tells me that it's going to take awhile. They are finally going through the precertification process for the Humira. If I wouldn't have landed in the hospital, who knows how long it would have taken. I'm on 10 mg of prednisone right now, but I was on a very heavy dose in the hospital. I hate the way the prednisone makes me feel mentally, but I definitely notice a difference in the crampling and vomiting when I'm on it. I have so much more energy, and I feel like I can just keep going and going when I'm on it. I do find that it makes me have insomnia, which can really get on my nerves.
I hope the Remicade works out for you. I'll be glad to wean of the prednisone completely in a few weeks.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1995 at age 14.
Have used Prednisone, Flagyl, and Pentasa in the past.
Now on Imuran. Will probably be starting Humira soon.
One stricture in distal ileum.
No surgeries yet.