Sorry to bump an old topic like this, but I've been searching this forum for a little bit this morning and came across your thread. I was just at my GI last night because my flare up came back after about
two months. I'm currently on 4.8mg of Lialda and started taking 40mg of Prednisone back in December, and after getting down to 10mg of Prednisone two/three weeks ago, the flare up has started to rear it's ugly head again. My GI is suggesting either a combo of Uceris and Purinethol (he stated the Uceris would be used for only three months or so until the Purinethol kicks in), or Simponi. Quite frankly, Simponi is sounding like the better choice due to not having to take pills all the time and it's a once-a-month injection. The only thing that's bothering me is that the potential side effects are atrocious (although, I guess every medication has some sort of insane potential side effect). Even then, I've been reading some pretty positive things about
Simponi and my GI has four patients who are currently on it and are responding well. He did throw out Remicade as well, but I'm not sure I'm up for sitting around for hours with an IV in my arm.
Now that it's been about four months since you posted this thread, do you have any updates for us? Is it still keeping you in remission?