... affects really scare me, especially some things I have read that have happened to young males 16 - 24 yrs old. Can anyone reassure me this is a good route to take? Have been given option of Remicade or Methatrexate. Both scare me but Remicade is supposed to start working in body immediately and MTX can take several weeks. Hope I am doing right med. Input anyone?
Hi Gilland. I can only tell you that I have been on remicade for several months now and I have had no real side effects from this medication. I take it for my cd-colitis. It has helped me a lot, but I am a 66 yr. old female, and have not heard the effects on young males. I think it is worth a try, but I am not a medical expert. I hope to hear how he is doing, and if he decided to try it. Thanks, Linda
If you still are contemplating your decision, here's some reassurance. I'm 20 and started Remicade at 9. Imagine MY parents conscience. It's a very scary decision to make, but Remicade is DEFINITELY the right answer. I had one lymphoma scare, but other than that, lymphoma with Remicade is very rare. If your son is currently on an anti-inflammatory, such as pentasa, it is perfectly okay to start him on Remicade. In my opinion, it's better than Humira (constant injections), prednisone, and even pentasa. As long as he's not on imuran (azathioprine), then he should be fine! If he is currently struggling with his illness, this decision will be life changing. I've been in remission for about 6 years now and Remicade is maintaining my symptoms. Best of luck!
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