I am of a little different opinion here. I would not go on Remicade. I do not think that an 8 hour infusion is reasonable. If my GI had insisted on it I would have fired him. There are plenty of other options - Humara, Simponi, Entyvio, etc.
I accept that I am new to the board so may not have the credibility of some of the older members.
I will also say that I have fired 3(?) GI's for different reasons. I like my current GI and plan on sticking with him. While I think he is good and I like him and his staff I do not think he is the best GI in the world. However I think I would be more likely to find worse than better.
Now I agree with the people saying you need to get of predisone. I resisted it and only accepted it if we agreed it was for a very limited time. Personally I would take most drugs over predisone. It is horrible for you and I have seen the very negative results of long term use in others.
In may case I embraced Uceris due my perception of less side effects. However in my case it made my symptoms worse and I would have been better off taking nothing.
Post Edited (Captain Slow) : 10/24/2014 8:27:15 PM (GMT-6)