by Courtney J
(Mobile, AL )
I have been on the following combination of treatments over a span of 15 years for my crohns and colitis but all have failed: Pentasa/Imuran/Predisone/Flagal, Remicade/Predisone/Imuran/Flagal, Humara/Imuran/Predisone/ Flagal. I was recently in the hospital for 8 days due to not being able to eat or drink anything, and uncontrollably pain, high fever, and going to the bathroom at15+ times in a 24 hour period. They put me on IV antibiotics, and iv steroids, by the time they discharged me I had gotten back on soft foods, and only going to the bathroom 5-7 times in a 24 hour period. I'm taking 40 mg of prednisone a day and I start my first infusion on Stelara in 5 days. In the last week my spine and joints have hurt so back I can barely move and function through the day, and started running a fever again today, and my skin just hurts to touch. Will stelara work pretty quickly and if it doesn't work are there any other treatment option out there?