Crohn's disease - Question about Remicade (Infliximab)
My wife suffers from Crohn’s disease and she was placed on Remacaid years ago. It really helped her and she had to have surgery for a Fistula early on that was a result of the Crohn’s. After being on Remacaid for a few years her symptoms were nearly gone and her Gastrologist asked her to take a blood test that he said was the “gold standard” to determine whether she still had or ever had Crohn’s. It came back negative and over the next several months he weened her off the Remacaid. Within the next few months the symptoms returned and after having another Colonoscopy, he apologized and put her back on Remacaid. This doctor shortly retired and her new doctor continued the Remacaid. She is back to where she was before, but she has those symptoms now that her mornings are usually a tough time for her with several running trips to the bathroom. Sometimes unsuccessful.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to proceed? Thank You!