No - with regard to infliximab (marketed as Remicade), it is often best to be on a fully primed dose of 6-mp as well (meaning that you were on the 6-mp for at least a couple of months before starting infliximab).
The idea behind this is to stop the body reacting negatively to the infliximab via the production of antibodies.
Infliximab is a "chimeric monoclonal antibody". This means that the drug is constructed using both human and mouse components. As such, the body "can" react extremely badly to it, and builds antibodies (and as such a resistance) to it faster then if it were a purely human monoclonal antibody such as the drug adalimumab (marketed as Humira).
As for the lymphoma thing, to my knowledge, there is little evidence that Remicade or 6mp increase the chances of this by any sizeable percentage.
In the end, it comes down to you. Do you want to live 60 years and enjoy maximum quality of life, or do you want to live 100 years chained to the nearest toilet?
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
- 28yo male, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo;
- 2xColazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
- 1xteaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
- 1xBIOCeuticals UltraBiotic 45 per day + 1xSB FlorActiv per day.