So sorry you are going through this and I will keep you in my prayers. My GI doctor was pushing Remicade on me for a few years. I have been on 6MP for about six years, he pushed for that too and I finally gave in. Well, 6MP is not keeping me from flaring. Last year I was hospitalized for ten days with UC. My GI's associate was assigned my case and he said I DEFINITELY am NOT a candidate for Remicade. I was exposed to the TB virus when I worked in a hospital lab back in the 60's. He explained that Remicade could activate the TB virus with devastating results. Enough for me!!! I still see my original GI doctor (been with him almost eleven years) but we have a wonderful doctor/patient relationship and I can tell him to bug off when he even mentions the word Remicade.
I am sure you will be fine even though you are going through H*** right now. It sounds like you are in good hands. God bless.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.