I'm new to the forum and got the word today that remicade is in my future. I've had UC for 5 years, hospitalized once and the flare ups are getting closer together and more intense. Also today it was confirmed its in my decending and transverse colon. I've tried diets (basically I eat veggies, meat, fruit, tamari sauce, nuts (not alot) and honey, agave nectar, raisins, figs, prunes, .... thats about
it. Lots of tea too, mostly green. I'm stuck at 25 mg predisone right now (I've been on for almost 2 months) and as I decrease the symptoms get worse.
My mom and sister both have the breast cancer gene. I'm afraid that I am increasing my chances of getting breast cancer. I had decided not to get the testing for the gene, but lets just assume I have the gene.
Is anyone else in this situation??? Any thoughts on that.
My nature is not to take prescription meds ever and here I am faced with this drug. I'm very scared and feel cornered.