So.... I think I've only posted on here maybe once before- but I read others' posts all the time, and have really gleaned a lot from this site! Anyway. I am about to start Remicade this week, and I have no idea what to expect. Can anyone tell me what I'm getting myself into? Haha. I'm not really in a complete flare right now, but as I've been tapering off of Prednisone, my symptoms have been getting worse... obviously the Asacol is not going to be enough on its own, and I've pretty much been on every other medication there is for this (including Humira- best remission ever! For a few months anyway...), and the UC has always found a way around them sooner or later. So, my doctor said the next step is either Remicade or consult a surgeon. Anybody have any words of wisdom regarding Remicade?
Diagnosed with "moderate to severe" ulcerative colitis, affecting the entire colon, in 2000.
I have taken... sulfasalzine, prednisone, 6mp, entocort, Pentasa, Humira, Asacol.
Currently on Prednisone, 5mg/day (coming to the end of a slooooowwww taper), and Asacol, 12 pills/day. (As well has multi-vitamin, vitamin D, folic acid, fish oil, probiotics, blah, blah, blah...)