Alright so your flaring and having med troubles...it can be very scary, been through stuff recently myself. I don't want to rate you meds exactly, but certainly Fish Oil, Asacol/Pentasa, are much more innocent meds than the immunomodulating meds listed. I'd say long term, high dosing of Pred would be the worst on the body though.
To bring some hope,
1) Imuran takes at least 3 months to notice any effects
2) I've been on Imuran, I felt alot worse, major indigestion (I feel alright on Remicade, methotrexate etc)
3) Not sure if your doctor is treating you too well; most ppl who flare and get switched to a drug like Imuran also go on a Prednisone taper, to provide the more immediate effects needed if things are severe enough...It would probably help you with your current outlook on life
4) Even by partially following the SCD diet, I've gained some health when meds weren't working out at moment
Question: did most of your patients die of secondary conditions while having crohn's? Most reading materials say crohn's does not majorly affect life span, but could induce death during troubling times due to a ruptured abscess causing infection for example...
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