Remicade has been what's put me in remission!! I was on track to be lined up for surgery as my next option. I went from being so sick that I was in the hospital for 6 days talking surgery to complete remission. Get this, I"ve even had a stomach bug that I caught from my kids a few times, and would recover in about
24 hours like "normal , non-UC people" do. Having something like that used to ALWAYS put me in a flare. I enjoy getting my infusions now, yea, it takes about
3 hours, but this is nice forced relaxation time. Can't feel guilty about
the relaxation. I watch some tv, and/or read, and/or play my hand held solitaire game and often take a little nap during it. (the Benadryl makes me a little sleepy during it.). I have never had any kind of reaction to the remicade, just good effects. I am so thankful for it right now!! Wish you lots of luck on your decision!!
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Currently in complete remission thanks to Remicade!!)
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 20 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.