The first thing that made me notice that Remicade has started to work was my proctitis. I used to exhaust every possible rectal med to put my proctitis at bay but in vain. After I had taken my third loading dose, I noticed that my proctitis calmed down. Def, I attributed this to remi.
Now, my proctitis is flaring up again. I'm only 5 weeks after the loading doses and the 4th dose is 3 weeks ahead. I know very well that the loading doses are not counted in, at least this is what my GI has told me. I'm trying to resume taking the steroid suppositories again until the proctitis symptoms subside.
GERD, perianal fistula, CD, IBS, persistent mouth ulcers & fissures
Meds: Remicade, Entocort 3 mg, Rifaximin, Nexium, Imuran, Baclofen, Zantac, Maalox, Calcium supplement, multivitamin, B shots, vit. D
Pred 40 mg from Oct. 2010 till Jan. 2012
Previous: Mesalamine tablets & supp., colifoam
Failed:Azathioprine (generic), Methotrexate