Not nice in the positive sense. After some blood work, my gastroenterologist and I now finally realize why the Remicade has been doing squat; and the simple answer is... Me.
Seems as though my body has been making huge quantities of anti bodies that are basically destroying the Remicade before it has any effect on my Crohn's. In fact my physician said he has never seen levels this high before. Hooray? So now basically we are back at square one on getting new medication; what he perscribed for me are essentially two things, Humira and Methotrixate (or however it is spelled.) The Humira is basically another variation of the Remicade; I'm sure many of you have seen the commercials for this stuff on TV, but to sum it up unlike the Remicade I can get the stuff by home, it's sort of like insulin where you basically stick a needle in yourself and inject the required dosage into your body. I am pretty sure I can handle stabbing myself every two weeks from now since I've gotten use to being poked and prodded; but many of you are likely asking "What if the anti-bodies destroy the Humira as well?", well that's where the Methotrixate comes in. Essentially I'm going to be taking this stuff weekly to make sure my body doesn't produce anymore anti-bodies; so I do hope this combo works because this is now reaching frustration levels.