SueBear, you are right. I am steriod dependent, so this is why my GI is quickly getting me onto Remicade and has gotten me on Imuran. I am just concerned (I guess I should be happy if this happens) that if I find that all these medications begin to help with my flare, how will I know if it's the Remicade or Imuran that is helping. I've been told it takes several weeks for any effect of Imuran to be felt. By that time, I will have started Remicade infusions too. I guess all I should be concerned with is getting my flare under control. But this comes from someone who doesn't even like to take medication for a headache!
We haven't discussed into much detail what we would do if the Remicade fails. My GI doesn't think my UC is that severe that I would need to resort to other measures (j-pouch). But getting this flare squared away has been next to impossible! I miss the days when Asacol made everything better
25, Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis 7/2006
Colonoscopy on 1/5/2009 - severe proctitis, but has not spread!
Current Treatment: Asacol (3pills 2X/day), Rowasa, Prednisone (currently on 35mg, tried tapering multiple times since September 2008 to no avail), Imuran 50mg, Ultimate Flora probiotics, digestive enzymes, beginning Remicade once I clear my testing
Status: Worst flare so far, since August