From my experience and readings azathioprine can take over 3 months to start "working". Remicade usually works more quickly; 3 infusions over 3-6 months should be enough to yield results. Like me, however, it's going to be difficult for you to determine what caused what. You're tapering prednisone, ramping up azathioprine, having Remicade infusions plus taking other medications. You need to ask your doctor what the "plan" is for you. They don't like getting into those details with patient because most people are ignorant and it takes time to explain but in order to confirm the doctor knows his stuff just ask. They are supposed to read the journals and study the data. Your job is to keep accurate and detailed reports of your progress and symptoms so the doctor can determine how best to help you. Record daily what your medications are, any illnesses you have, symptoms, and anything else you can. You will probably benefit from this near term and years down the road.
Post Edited (Burli) : 9/19/2007 8:29:02 AM (GMT-6)