For me Remicade took about
5 days to kick in the first time, but then it only lasted about
a week and a half. The second time it kicked in after 2 or 3 days but only lasted a week or so... They were going to try me on twice the normal frequency but because I also started getting joint pains, I was switched to Humira. To get it to last I have to take it weekly rather than every two weeks but so far it is helping, albeit not stunningly, and so far I tolerate it ok. According to my doc, if Remicade fails, that definitely does *not* mean Humira will fail too. Not that I am suggesting Remicade is a failure but it does seem there should have been some improvement, even if only short lived.
Pancolitis >20 years, allergic to all 5ASAs
Tried everything under the sun (natural and alternative)
Some partial success with TSO but was too expensive to keep up
Remicade Humira, lots of probiotics, entocort, tapering pred again, maybe surgery this year