That's how it's working for me too ... just had my 4th infusion and I've pretty much been a flare of varying intensity since diagnosis. I've never really had any stomache pain with my UC, but lots of blood, mucus and extreme urgency, like about 2 seconds notice that I had to get to a bathroom. Since the Remicade I've had no blood, still a lot of bathroom trips, but fairly well-formed BMs and I don't spend my ENTIRE morning running to the bathroom any more. Some people on the boards have told me they didn't get full effects until after their 5th or 6th infusion, so I hoping for more improvement. I still am having trouble getting off the Prednisone though. After my 2nd infusion I was almost off, had tapered to 5 mg every other day, but the 3rd infusion never really worked and after being quite ill for a couple of months I listened to my GIs advice to pop back up to 40 mg for a little while. He's going to start my taper again after the holidays. So hang in there, if you're seeing some improvement especially, give it a bit more time.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97;
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, was almost off, back to 40 mg; 12/1/07 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron sucrose) injections;
9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Bad reactions: Imuran( 2/07)