I recently saw a new GI for a 2nd opinion. He was of the opinion that more is better, since there seems to be no harm in bigger doses. There seems to be a general view of younger doctors and those keeping up to date with research that this is true. When I was hospitalized in April the young GI on duty gave me huge doses of everything and when I came out my own GI reduced everything!!
My GI is an older man and does not follow the more is better theory. He is of the opinion that you should keep the medication to a minimum so that you do not have to keep upping the anti whenever you have a new flare. It sounds like your GI is reading the new research and is going with the new dosing recommendations.
44 years old. Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's in April 2005. Hiatus hernia diagnosed in 2008. Had Crohn's under control until March this year when I had a major flare up and ended up in hospital. Diagnosis is now CD and IBS. Getting it under control again.
Currently taking: Prednisone 0 mg (as of this week!!), Salofalk 2000 mg, Nexium 40 mg, Calcium and Vitamin D, Matamucil, Yogurt for probiotics, Salofalk suppositories as needed.