It isn't universally true that you can't stop and restart Remicade. The issue is that about
50% of people will develop antibodies and it will either be ineffective or they will have allergic reactions and have to discontinue it.
I started Remi, then had to go off for almost a year because of insurance issues. I then re-started it and have been on it now for 3 1/2 years and in remission.
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"