Using Rectal meds or not depends on where the colitis is. Why not ask your GI tomorrow.
I am not a pro, but I think you are on Remicade way too fast (just my opinion).
I was really just listening to my doctor since he told me there was nothing else to try. I was naive, I guess...I was diagnosed and just thought "great, now I can get medicine and everything will be better, " but, of course, that was not the case.
I have been in a flare for nearly 2 years now (I was only diagnosed in November but I spent over a year before that without medical insurance trying to get help in ERs and just being told I had salmonella or something and being given antibiotics or being told they had no idea what was wrong, hospitalizing me and giving me IV fluids and potassium and then letting me go,,,and then once I was pregnant from August 2008-November, doctors wouldn't see me because I was pregnant or told me I was just sick because I was pregnant), and even high doses of prednisone haven't worked to give me much relief at all.
He really didn't discuss the sigmoidoscopy results with me. I mean, I was there and awake and watching, and you could see inflammation immediately when it was inserted and as far up as it went, but all he said was "yep, you have ulcerative colitis"
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
20 mg Prednisone AM, 20 mg PM (tapering from 60mg a day)
Started Remicade 6/11/09
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success
Post Edited (pam222) : 6/29/2009 8:23:35 PM (GMT-6)