I was in a bad flare from before my diagnosis until two years ago, was steroid-dependent to even keep things under enough control to be able to function. After about the third treatment with Remicade I started seeing improvement, and now I live a normal life and eat what I want, in moderation. For me, it took the combination of Colazal, Imuran and Remicade. If I drop any one, I flare again.
I truly believe there is or will be a treatment out there that will help each of us to feel normal again. Sometimes it's just a matter of holding on until your treatment is developed or discovered.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years!
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."