BowesKara, I was on Remicade for 3 1/2 yrs. In addition my gi started me on Imuran as he said its suppose to enhance the effects of the Remicade. I had a reaction on the 3rd infusion and required pre-meds from then on. My infusions were done every 4 weeks, it really is a drug that should be tailoired to a persons needs. At first they thought Remicade stayed in the system alot longer than it actualy does. Over time it became ineffective for me and eventually caused Lupus. I started on Humira this past Jan and so far so good. I now take Plaquenel for the Lupus as my rheumy says it too can induce Lupus. Hope the Remicade helps him for a long time, it did me.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.