Has anyone with UC stopped responding to Entyvio?
Hi! Diagnosed with UC in 2017, which became severe and fulminant by 2018. The biologic, Entyvio, worked well and got me into remission for 13 months. In October, the day after my annual flu shot, I started bleeding again. GI doc suggested Entyvio infusions every 4 weeks, instead of every 8 weeks, which had been working. Took oral prednisone as a bridge until bleeding stopped 5 weeks later. This “dose intensification” has failed, as the bloody diarrhea returned with a vengeance!!! I just had 8 labs done (3 blood and 5 stool) to rule out anything else. GI doc has prescribed oral prednisone again as a bridge until we come up with Plan B. Right now I am terrified at how quickly this is escalating and don’t know what to do!!! I know there are other biologics out there and even an oral, but what are the safety profiles? Has anyone stopped responding to their biologic and then tried something else that worked? I am 63 years old and had been in excellent health before this horrible disease took over my life. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!