As PV mentioned earlier Remicade is a med to continue until it no longer works for you. Many have had it work for years (I know of someone who took it for about
5 years) for them. If you stop it, then try to restart it later you could have problems because you can develop antibodies to it. You know since you have started Imuran maybe you should ask your doc if you can just give that some time to see if it works for you or not before going on to the Remicade. Imuran can take up to 3 mos to reach full efficacy, but if you are on the Prednisone for awhile that would help till the Imuran kicks in. Imuran is a maintence med, and we have many members here who have been on it or its sister med 6mp for 10-12 years.
But you should consider meds to be for life. We have a chronic and incurable bowel disease that can do serious damage if not treated properly. I hope you know that I am just trying to share what my 35 years with the disease has taught me. Yes, we are all different, but our disease is a serious and chronic disease with no cure at this time. Hugs and Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!