Thanks to both for the replies. I worry about long term implications with not allowing the body to fight off serious issues like cancer. I read that there is an increase with case of lymphoma for people taking these types of meds.
Ultimately, I do trust my doctor and will more likely than not take his advice.
Hi! I am on long-term immunosuppressants for auto-immune hepatitis (I also have crohn's, but only need asacol for that) At first I was scared of every germ, but now I just wash my hands during the day, and I am much less obsessed with infections. I have even gotten two colds without dire results!!!!!! You should take the treatments, as an obstruction is a sign of on-going inflammation, so this has to be stopped. Good luck!