I have had 3 infusions and it has worked wonderful! I have had colitis for over 10 years and managed quite well, then this past Nov/Dec I was hospitalized for over 2 1/2 weeks because I could not get it under control, they tried everything and then I was told about
Remicade (I had never even heard of it), after the first infusion I started to feel better, and I can say now after the 3rd, I feel pretty good, actually great.
I came down with what they thought was a bad lung infection due to the Remicade in Jan/Feb, but after lots of tests, turns out it was actually all related to my colitis not the remicade. The longer I am on the remicade the better my lungs should get as well.
Male 38, diagnoised in 1998, first major flare in November 2008, have had 2 remicade infusions
have used pentesa, salofalk pills (mesalamine), and enema's.
Started salofalk again until I can get my next remicade.
currently decreasing predisone, take folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, HMP powder and a multi vitamin