Hey there. Welcome to the forum. Sorry you're not flaring right now. Remicade has been a wonder drug for my husband. 2 years ago, he landed in the hospital with c-diff and crohn's, and spent 45 days in the hospital, and lost about 48 lbs, and it was absolutely horrible. Even 120mgs of solumedrol didn't fix him up. As a last resort before surgery, the doc gave him Remicade. 2 weeks later, he was home, eating solid food again. And remicade has kept his crohn's in remission since (he's had a few other problems unrelated to remicade, and I think remicade has actually helped with those as well).
He does have an infusion reaction to the remicade - he gets flu like symptoms, and his joints hurt - so they pre-treat him with 40mgs of solumedrol, and he takes tylenol for a day after his remicade infusion, and just takes it easy until he gets to feeling better. But other than that, no problems on the remicade, and it's now almost 2 years since he first started taking remicade. In fact, he just finished his physical, and absolutely all the numbers were fine.
Remicade gave us back our life - yes it was and is very scary with the black box label etc., but it is also what has enabled us to live the last 2 years of our lives. So far, the gamble we took on remicade has worked out very well for us. I hope it does the same for you. There have been a lot of success stories for remicade (like us), and I hope you'll be one of them.
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Crohn's in Remission since June 2008
C-diff recurrence Sep 2009
Reactive Arthritis Nov 2009
Currently c-diff free
Osteopenia of spine (Mar 2010)
Canasa (1gm), Lialda (4.8 gms), Remicade (8 weeks)
Currently In Remission