Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 8/15/2008 7:37:22 AM (GMT-6)
Hi Mom and welcome to Healingwell. I agree with all the others. I once enjoyed a 20 year remission unmedicated. Would I do that again? NO WAY!! My remission ended with a emergency surgery (resection) because I had obstructed completely. It was a very painful experience and I will do what I can to help anyone avoid the same mistake. I am now maintained only on Asacol. Just as Crohnie Too said, please remember that you have a chronic illness that has no cure. You are lucky to be able to use such a mild medication as Asacol, which has little to no side effects. I will continue to pray that you stay with a mild case of Crohns. But mild or severe, this disease has no cure, but can easily be managed by taking maintainence meds and watching your diet closely. Keep posting, you will find a wonderful and supportive bunch of people here who are living with the same yucky disease as you.