Hello! I was on Remicade a little over a year ago but had a bad reaction which put me in the ER, it didn't control my inflammation at all. I am also on Entocort and it concerns me a bit that your GI wants to taper you off of the Entocort quickly, my GI has tried to taper me off of Entocort before and each time ended up in partial obstruction...Entocort is my God send. I started Humira about
3 months ago and it works sooo much better for me than Remicade. I am currently taking Humira bi-weekly and 6mg Entocort daily. My GI tried to taper me off the Entocort around November but when I weaned off completely I had such abdominal pain that on Christmas day I almost went to ER but pushed thru it. The Entocort and Humira work amazing for me so GI says that's what I will stay on. I don't know if there's any medical reason to choose Entocort or Humira, might want to ask your GI about
the differences. I just know what works for me, Humira-not Remicade. The convenience of self-injection of the Humira at home is great, no 2 hour infusions at the Dr. office anymore. The shot burns a lot but only for a few seconds then it's fine.
Please ask if you have any other questions. Good luck to you!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse" do to CD ;)