Never been on remicade, but would definitely suggest the enemas...you'll still have some flares while on remicade I would think....at least maybe some low level rectal inflammation. If that's all you get and they can be treated/maintained...you're set from my perspective.
Maybe eventually you won't have to be on Remi.
Is your UC throughout?
I would suggest 5ASA enemas...Rowasa or if you're not in the US..Salofalk.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!