Remicade stopped working for me after 18 months and I've been flaring bad for the past 8 weeks. I was hopsitalized for 3 days and it didn't do any good. Now I'm home for the past 2 weeks and have 20+ bloody BMs per day.
I'm taking humira now (just did the 4 shots 2 weeks ago) and then 2 more shots tomorrow. It has not done a thing for me. I"m supposed to be tapering off the Pred too. I'm currently at 30mgs and the doc wants me on 20. going to push back on that one. I'm taking Canasa morning and Night too. I tried Rowasa and it was awful. The first night I woke up and couldn't get to the bathroom in time. The next night I had the worse diarhea of my entire life.
How long do flares last? I'm 37, extremely healthy otherwise, physically fit, eat well and my only vice is coffee and wine. I'm completely lost right now on how to get out of it.
I've been eating very light as I have no appetitght. For lunch today I will have a homemade smoothy (milk, banana, greek yougurt, peanutbutter, protein powerder) and for dinner I will have a bowl or 2 of homemade chicken soup (water, chicken, noodles, carrots, onion, salt, pepper, bay leaf, rosemary, garlic).
I've cut out spicy food like Curry which we used to eat 3 days a week and I don't have much sugar or artifical sweetners. How long can a flare go on given the level of drugs I'm taking?