Re: Remicade & Immunosuppreaant users
i'm almost 65 (female) and have had ulcerative colitis since i'm 20, which supposedly flipped to crohn's in 2002. i was hospitalized in 2002, given i.v. of steroids, and after a week, released and had 3 remicade treatments and was put on 6mp (mercapturine (sp???), a/k/a purinethol. i have not needed a 4th remicade treatment and have been on 50 mg. til 6 mo. ago when it was reduced to only 25 mg. of the 6mp. i have not had 1 flare since starting 6mp in 2002. i do have fatigue and need a nap daily. yes, it suppresses the immune system and have been told to stay away from sick people, etc. but other than the fatigue, some red pin point marks on body, and bruising easily, it has been a wonder drug for me. have yet to get the flu since starting. it's worth a try.