Remicade seems to be very effective for some of us, not at all for others. Humira is just starting to be used in large numbers, but I think it is the same.
How long were you in remission? If you had a significant period without symptoms, it could be worth a short course of Prednisone to regain the remission, then taper off. Also remember that a lot of people are helped greatly by immunosuppressants like Azathioprine or 6-MP. So you have a number of options to consider with your doctor.
Please take the time to get more information from the GI while you're there. Knowing how much of your colon is affected by the UC can help you with making decisions about
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.
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