Amy, it looks as if you've been through the 5-ASA's, sulfasalazine, immunosuppressants (imuran, 6-MP) and Remi without relief. I'd say you probably have exhausted the alternatives.
Humira would be the next drug to try, but it isn't yet FDA-approved for UC, so many health insurance policies consider it experimental and will not cover the cost, which is similar to the cost of Remicade.
Please consider a visit with a well-qualified colorectal surgeon. Whatever you decide to do, I believe it's important for you to know about
all of your alternatives.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09
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