I'm still dealing with this darn flare that just won't go away. I'm down to about 3-5 BM's per day but am still in some pain, seriously tired and still losing weight. I've dropped about 40 pounds over the last 6 months. I'm 6' and currently weigh about 155lbs.
Anyways, it's come down to Remicade. I'm in the process right now of getting the TB screening tests and the insurance stuff sorted out and then I'm ready to go. I'm just wondering from the people who are on this drug how fast were you feeling better? What are the day to day side effects like? I understand that it lowers the effectiveness of your immune system but is it as bad as Imuran?
I'm actually excited about getting the Remicade but I'm also afraid that if it doesn't work then I'm all out of options for drug treatments....
29 year old male, diagnosed after bad flare in Summer 2005, quickly brought into remission by pred and salofalk. 2 years symptom free after that!!
Currently in a flare since summer 07 - I desperately miss remission!!!
Current Meds: finally off Pred (after months of 40mg), 2000mg salofalk, calcium supplements, Pantoloc, Buscopan, Clonazopam, Cortenema
Started 100mg Imuran Jan 15/08 - no noticeable effect yet... aside from nausea, vomiting, fatigue...