Hi There -- haven't posted in a long while. I check in from time to time. Hubby is just trying to live life and deal with everything that goes along with this illness.
Long story short....went to Mayo end of last year - another colonoscopy - although hubby has accepted this and goes with the flow his Mayo Dr feels for the amount of time, medication and pain meds even though there is a little improvement it is not enough. Remicaid started and he just had his 2nd infusion last Tuesday and a 3rd one is scheduled for 3/9th and back to Mayo the end of the month for a sigmoid for the Dr to see if it looks like it is working.
To those of you on it - how long did it take for you to feel it working and making things easier to contend with? Just curious as he is a bit anxious.
Thanks for any advice any of you may have - it is appreciated.
61 yr old male~Left sided UC -worst flare from 5/06 to present. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Urgency/frequency under better control. 200 mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Acidophilus, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg 2X day )began new pain mgt. routine mid Jan 09, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month, Rowasa nightly,cortifoam AM