Umm, I would try Humira first. I am pretty sure when I started Remicade I didn't get the Humira instead because it was not yet approved for UC yet. My GI wanted me to get Humira because it may have less side effects. I have been on Remicade almost 3 years, it helped heal my fistula and now I just have an ulceration there. It healed a lot within 3 months. I still was flaring a lot though. After a year on Remicade I would say was the biggest difference as far as feeling better and almost remission. Then I felt like it wasn't working so well and they gave me a higher dose every 6 weeks. Last month I started having the worst joint pain, some of the worst pain in my life. It has continued since then. I may have developed antibodies to the Remicade. Now I am trying one more dose of Remicade (I am scared though). If I keep having mouth sores and joint pain, I will switch to Humira. I will never be able to take Remicade again.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica