I hope you are doing better today!
Remicade sounds good but I know you have a reason for not trying it. I know too that my new doctor who has over 30 years experience said it is too risky for us over 60! He said too much risk for infections, etc. He did not elaborate.
The rectal meds are working for me it looks like but not able to do three times a day very often - lucky to do twice. They are a nuisance to use and messy for me anyway. Very hard to keep in unless I can go to bed - lay still for at least 1/2 hour - that is hard to do 3 times a day. And I have quite a bit of gas - oooppppsss!!
Hang in there Christine!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Cannot tolerate mesalamines. New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now. Hope it works!
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.