My husband has Crohns and I tried to add some life insurance (an amount in addition to what is normally provided by my job) and he was denied. I tried to appeal - even had my attorney draw up a letter for me as well as a letter from his gastro guy and they wouldn't budge. When I asked them if they were telling me that Crohns was a life threatening disease - they got all weird and said that it was possible that he would have a higher chance of developing colon cancer. I told them actually he was better off than the rest of us because he gets scoped at least once a year and sometimes twice a year so he would discover his colon (rectal - etc) cancer quicker than the general population - you know the old spiel about early detection...I might as well have been talking to the wall. So, we now buy lots of accidental insurance.
My husband has Crohns and I am always looking for things to help him and make his life easier. He is also the proud owner of osteporosis and diverticulitis.
He takes Entocort, Probiotics, vitamins (multivitamin, B complex, Omega 3, Calcium, Co-Q 10, Greens Multiplex).
First round of Remacaid helped him greatly. Second round put him in the hospital - severe allergic reaction. Doctor told him no more Remacaid. Has been doing well on the Entocort but is very expensive.