Just wanted to give an update. I had my first Stelara Infusion today. I was very nervous. But, I'm thankful to report that everything went very well. It lasted about
an hour and they checked vitals a couple of times and everything was fine. I'm just praying now that it works. The nurses assured me that rarely does anyone have a reaction with it. My doctor does seem like a very good doctor and I trust that she prescribed what she felt was best for me. I've been to probably 8+ GI doctors over the the years she and one of her coworkers were the only ones to truly listen to me. The others always said my symptoms were in my head basically (IBS, anxiety). I probably have IBS also, but the symptoms were not just in my head. I'm not sure why it took so long for the IBD to show up on the biopsy though. In 2019, the biopsy said that there was a chance that I had IBD, but without clinical notes they could not be certain.
Anyway, I know a lot of people are on the fence like me. I think a lot for me stemmed just from the type of drug it is, but once I looked at all of my issues, I had to give it a try. Now, just praying that it works!
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