I've had 4 infusions and have not reached remission yet. However, my last c-scope showed that Remicade has healed all of my colon except for the last few centimeters. So knowing that helps me get through the bathroom runs in the morning. I was actually scheduled for surgery yesterday, and canceled b/c of the great c-scope.
For those of you not on Remicade but considering, do remember that a minority of people get the big problems. According to my doctor and the nurses at my infusion center, there hasn't been anyone under their care who's had major problems w/ Remi (but then again, I still go to a peds hospital so they're probably extra careful w/ everything).
seg--I'm sorry Remi infusions has caused a lot of problems; I can't believe your doctor still pushed it after the reaction. However, you may not be feeling better (UC-wise) due to Amox--it's an antibiotic and kills good and bad bacteria, which could aggravate UC symptoms. Also, bc pills can cause a flare/aggravate symptoms.
Female, Age 19
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP, 1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (4 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day, 1 Anucort