Hi, and welcome to HealingWell. I've been on Remi for almost 5 years now. I was incredibly sick when I started; as a matter of fact on the first day of my Remi treatment I was on the toilet with my head in my hands hoping and praying that it would work. It's worked very well for me and I've had no side effects from it; as a matter of fact, the colonoscopy I had in August showed my colon was clear of any ulcers or polyps. So, I'm using this as a maintenance med now, and working with my GI, I'll start taking the Remi every twelve weeks instead of eight. If I can tolerate that, I'll keep moving down until I can just take the oral meds. This is my story; some have done well on Remi, and others haven't tolerated it...but our motto around here is, "What works for some, doesn't for others." I too was taken off Imuran and I have an extremly cautious doctor...but I believe the cancer risks are low. As with anything, they have to warn you about
the risks. My personal choice was to take the Remi; regaining my health and living a life was worth the risk.
Remicade - will have my 31st infusion on February 17
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics, Vitamin D-3 (2000 IU)
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