Like you, I was unable to get off steroids for more than 4 years. I was taking Colazal, Imuran, Entocort, anything else they could think of to throw at it. All it did was cut my bathroom trips from 25 a day to 15. Remicade put me in remission within a month.
I had horrid long-term side effects from the steroids, and I'd recommend you do whatever you have to do to get off of them. Your decision for Remicade or Humira may be influenced by your insurance. Since Humira isn't yet FDA-approved for UC, a lot of policies won't cover it.
Good luck with your decision, and with getting your life back. I'm really glad you found us here at HealingWell; no one should try to go through this alone!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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