Posted 10/14/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -6)
i was asking this same question two years ago.
First, my personal experience. I didn't improve instantly like some people do. I had a gradual improvement over the course of several months. I was tapering steroids quickly at the same time, which probably prevented more improvement. After three infusions I was around 35% better, but had a complication which ended up in a resection. So maybe if I kept on Remicade it would have kept getting better.
Now for what I have read. Improvement should be noted at the end of 8 weeks (or the three loading infusions). SO you have been on Remicade for 19 days I'm assuming. You still have a long way to go before giving up. Try to relax and keep a postive attitude.