Hi Nick! Well, I am biting the bullet and going on Remicade. I stopped the 6MP (doc told me to do this today but I actually stopped on Thursday). I had to start back on prednisone, otherwise I know I would have been in the hospital over the weekend. My doctor's associate placed me on 30 mgm but my GI doctor (had the consult today with him about Remicade) told me to take 60 mgm of prednisone today to kick start healing and drop to 40 mgm tomorrow and stay on 40 mgm until I see some improvement. His nurse is trying to get my insurance approval ASAP for Remicade so I can start it. He did an awesome job of explaining every detail about how Remicade works, how it was made, etc.. Hubby went into the room with me and feels so much better about my starting it now than he did before.
I had the PPD test on Friday and it was negative!!! I had a positive PPD test back in the 60's, so I am very surprised that this time it was negative. Hope the prednisone didn't give me a false negative. I doubt it since I only just started on the prednisone the day before the PPD test, been off it for two months.
I pray that I have the wonderful results you are enjoying
By the way, is the cost covered by your insurance or is there a hefty co-pay?