Probiotic, Remicade doesn't work immediately for everyone. I believe the standard is if you don't see any results after the fifth infusion, it isn't going to work. On the other hand, you do have improvement already after the first infusion, which is good. Remember that even when it works, your colon still has to heal and you may continue to have some lingering symptoms until that happens.
I noticed improvement after my second infusion. After about
a month, I considered myself in remission. I still didn't have well-formed stools and I occasionally had pain, but was so much better. I continued to improve and regain my energy over the first 6-12 months. Give it a little time yet before you give up.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
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