So sorry to hear your suffering at the moment...I saw your entry and just had to reply. I have AS and am myself going to start Remicade treatment in a month or so on my return from an overseas trip. In the past year I've been given everything! At the moment I'm on Mxt and humira injections along with many other meds for different conditions. I've posted several notes on this site and had quite a few responses that support this course of treatment, which excites me alot... I've not worn enclosed shoes for 15 months, limp, had two falls due to weak right foot and have now been given a disabled sticker I look forward to starting Remicade and seeing if I too will have good results, as the others have suggested. So don't be afraid = as my GP told me last week when he read the letter from my specialist "you've tried everthing else, what have you to lose?" Most people have said that if has been effective from sometimes the second course It could be just what you need and as the IV injections are only every 4/6 weeks much more managable that injecting yourself every two weeks. The side effects I don't know and have been advised not to read them all, and again as I don't have any other choice now anything is better than nothing.
I hope you start to feel better soon, this is a great place to air your thoughts and feelings if your feeling down and just over the whole thing. Hang in there. Here's to a good day tomorrow.