I’m thinking about
going to remicade now myself.
I’ve been on Xeljanz since 7/3 and that’s not working.
Initially it worked ok for about
a month, but then, no good.
I was on Humira from 2016 to 2020 and it worked fantastic for me.
I got pneumonia in the spring of 2020 and I went off it to get over the pneumonia. Per doctors direction.
I was in complete remission from my UC at that time, so when I got over the pneumonia I asked my GI if I could just try managing my UC with just diet and exercise. He said ok.
In January of 2021 I was still doing great with my UC.
My GI said let’s check the blood. Even though I felt great, the blood showed high inflammation markers.
He said “this is not good. You need to go back on a maintenance drug for the inflammation in your body.
Even though your UC is doing great, these markers will eventually lead to other health problems.”
So. We started the Humira back up. THEN, I started flaring. I guess because I was off it for 8 months, my body, built up antibodies to it during that time. Not only would my body not accept the Humira again to help with inflammation in my body, I guess it also kicked off a flare for me. (So much fun! Sigh).
We couldn’t figure out why the Humira wasn’t working for me any more. Ran the blood work. And yup. Tons of antibodies to block the Humira.
As far as UC, 2021 has been rotten for me.
As I noted earlier, I’m trying Xeljanz now since 7/3, to get into remission, and it’s just not working.
I’m also allergic to mesalamine.
So, based on what I am reading above. Remicade might not be a good option for me now?
Post Edited (Rusty Barr) : 9/25/2021 5:30:27 AM (GMT-6)