Yes. I needed both (or actually all 3 - remi, canasa and rowasa!) to get into remission. I have been in a sustained remission for a little over 2 years now due to the Remicade. Had a blip in the road about
a month ago with some blood in the toilet bowl one day - no other symptoms - started up the Canasas again at 2x a day. Didn't see blood again and have just tapered down to 1 every other day.
Are you starting Remicade? You sig says you are in the Abatacept trial.