Bob, I can't imagine ever taking steroids again after two shoulder surgeries, and my experience was nowhere near as horrendous as yours has been.
My suspicion is that the ID doc may view Remi, Pred and 6-mp all the same way because they all suppress immunity and make us more susceptible to infections. Good luck, I hope he approves you so you can get back on track!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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