Ok, i have been taking Entocort & Imuran for the last 2 weeks. I have a narrowing at the site of anastomosis from my resection 9 yrs ago and my GI doesn't know if it's caused by inflammation or scar tissue so he put me on medication to see if it would help. Within 2 days of starting the meds i was feeling much better. I can eat anything now without any discomfort - although i am still suffering with bloating all of the time - does anybody know if the fact that i am still bloated all of the time suggests anything, like maybe the inflammation is still there and the meds are just masking the pain and discomfort?? Probably a silly question but i'm a little confused.
But my question is - Because i am enjoying food again for the first time in a long time, i am just wondering does my diet also have an influence on the success of these meds. What i mean is that i find myself eating a little more than usual since feeling better and sometimes i just can't resist freshly baked bread/chips/chocolate etc. I usually stick to a gluten free diet 90% of the time (i have never tested positive for coeliac but it helps a little when i stick to gluten free foods) and i try not to eat much processed food if i can help it. But my will power has decreased since i've been feeling better from the meds. I am just wondering will the fact that i am giving into temptation and eating a little more processed food and especially bread have any effect on whether these meds might get me into remission or at least get the narrowing under control. I feel so guilty when i indulge but at the same time i feel i deserve to enjoy the foods that i love. Still i worry that when i taper off the entocort that if things go back to how they were before, i will blame myself for not sticking to my usual healthy diet. Oh and does anybody know whether taking probiotics with these meds is beneficial?
Thanks in advance,