Numb, there are people with rheumatoid arthritis who have been on Remicade for as long as eight years without problem. There are also people for whom it doesn't work or who have a reaction right away. Then there is a small percentage (now since they found out about
the TB thing) who develop serious problems.
All drugs, whether natural or pharmaceutical, come with their own set of risks and benefits. Any time we take a medication, it's a process of weighing the risks against the potential benefits. Each person has to do that for herself based on her own priorities and life responsibilities. As Eva said, do your research, talk to your doctor, then decide what's best for you.
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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