I was allergic to 6 mp so I was put on pred and remicade at the same time. I started remicade in july 2009 and I was off the pred by Nov. 2009. I have been on just the remicade since. I had a scope a year ago and my colon wasn't healed as well as they would have liked so my doc wanted to put me on methotrixate(sp?) with my remicade. I said no. I ask for alittle more time with the remicade and I just had a scope in Jan. 2011 and I have no uc on my left side and my right side is just mild inflammation. So it is working. The remicade has helped my symptoms almost right away.
As far as the two together. I don't feel comfortable. I have a hard time being on just the remicade and worrying about the side effects. I would be a nervous reck on both. If you don't feel comfortable on both tell the doc that and go off it. But you have to take the chance that you might flare then. I'm fine on the remi though. I agree with sicklygirl, If your doc is pressuring you to stay on it and you don't want to i would get a second opinion. Good luck and good luck with the baby thing also.
On remicade since July 2009, Upped my dose in August 2010 to 7.5kg
Currently taking:Calcium Citrate, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 shot(monthly, myself), Zinc, Magnesium, Zyrtex, Prilosec, Fish Oil, Levothyroxine, and a Multi Chewable Vitamin
Had a scope on 1-11 and my left side is completely healed and my right side has some mild inflammation and ulcers. The remi is working!!!!!