I was on Colazal, Azathioprine and Entocort (a steroid) and still going 15 times a day with lots of pain and blood. Remicade had me in remission within a month. Yes, it can have some serious side effects in a small number of cases, but then so can all the other drugs we take.
I get my remi at the doc's infusion center, so it's seen as a specialist office visit. I pay $35 and the insurance pays the rest. It usually runs $4-5 thousand per infusion, and the infusions are generally every 8 weeks.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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