Posted 2/20/2021 2:38 AM (GMT -6)
Hey guys, I posted a while ago about my journey on biologics in which I started taking early last year. I was far to reliant on Pred and was constantly in and out of flares every 3/4 months. Getting in remission with Pred, then back to flaring again 3/4 months later. As a young guy in my early 30s, the quality of life in terms of the stop/start wasn’t what I wanted and with obviously the Pred being used far to much in a yearly period, my doctor decided I had to go down a different avenue to get into long term remission.
I Went on Infliximab last March. Prior to this, I had a colonoscopy which come out very positive and despite my flares and a horrendous case of C-Diff, my colon was actually pretty healthy apart from inflammation scarring. I have now been on biologics for nearly a year and I am still in full remission. A complete game changer for me and whilst I don’t want to jinx anything to much, my life is now back to normal again. I got married in Italy last October and have a little one on the way in April.
Thanks to biologics, I am currently in the longest remission period I have had in years. My next fusion is next week and strangely, I look forward to these infusions because I know I’m getting the treatment to continue my remission. No side affects either. Anyone else in long term remission with biologics?