I took 3 infusions of Remicade and then stopped. That was October 2005. I didn't take anything until I had a flare up in Jan 2006. I then took 6mp. I only took it for about a week and then the flare stopped so I stopped taking 6mp. I had another flare in March 2007 so I took 6mp for about a week and again the flare went away. I haven't taken anything since and have had no flares. I haven;t had any other problems related to stopping the drug. I know that the body may not respond as well to the drug if you stop taking it and start taking it later, but I do not want to be on drugs full time. So far so good.
Diagnosed April 2005.
Took Prednisone and other anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail.
Remicade July 2005 worked wonders. 3 infusions only. None since October 2005.
No daily drugs. Only 6MP pills if I have a flare up which has only occurred twice since stopping Remicade.