Hello, My name is B and I'm 20. I'm looking for help. I'm desperate and I dont know where to turn. I'm active duty military, been stationed in Louisiana for 2 years. I've been very healthy my whole life, never been to the ER until this year. After moving here I've had nothing but issues. In August I was diagnosed with severe crohns disease after a perianal abscess developed and was lanced. Doctors said the abscess was benign and wouldn't happen again, but after further diagnosis they concluded it was crohns. I was promptly put on Remicade, doing the Top down method, max dosage tapering off when symptoms improve. So far I havent heem tapered. I was getting infusions every 8 weeks, and then they downed it to every 6 weeks. My perianal abscess is still present, after a year. It closed up for about 6 months, and then recently swelled up and got infected warranting a trip to the ER. Today, I got a colonoscopy and the news was delivered I have another abscess developing and my remicade levels are low. I get extremely sick and depressed after infusions. I dont have stomach cramps, I use the bathroom normally twice a day with no diarrheah. I've been gaining weight again. I just dont understand what's going on. My doctors are recommending a increase In dosage, A round of MRIs,and say remicade is the only option aside from surgery. The only pain I've had is this fistula. When it heals, my quality of life is amazing. It's literally the only thing that causes me issues! Last time it came back I was put on prednisone which cleared it up in three days. The month I was on that was the beat I ever felt prior to the abscess. I also have horrible acne that started with this diagnosis as well. I'm just confused. Has anyone had any experience like this? Im tired of missing work, I want to provide for my Fiance and I want to start a life. Not spend weeks on end in the hospital.