I'm no help... I've never heard of erythema nodosum (can you please explain what it is?)
But I did want to say that if you've been flaring for a year and haven't taken any sick time, you might really be pushing it. Please be careful and give your body a chance to rest and recuperate. I'm a workaholic too, so here's a trick I've learned... think of your colon as your sick child. Would you demand that your sick child get up at 6:30am to face a stressful day when he/she so clearly needs to stay in bed and have someone (you!) give it the care needed to get well?
I really feel for you - it's like having to choose between your physical health and your financial health. But the financial benefits are a known, where they physical outcome is a mystery. That makes it hard to put the physical as a priority. But like you said, being in the ER puts things in a different light.
Take care and good luck to you.
diagnosed with UC in Feb 2007
taking 12 Asacol/day since then
take Rowasa enema as needed
Mega-dosing on iron due to anemia
Have tried dozens of alternate remedies:
glutamine, sunflower/spinach, omega3, Ayurveda, reflexology, herbal prescriptions, blood allergy testing (avoiding dairy and eggwhites), tried no nightshades, tried SCD (not very strict to be honest), tried Guts to Glory program, briefly tried David Klein diet, mega-probiotics, probiotic enemas, slippery elm enemas, etc. etc.
I know that the right combination for what my tender tummy needs is out there!