Crohnic-Style, I would like to suggest as hldwodrgs; try to calm down the flare with prednisone. I did so 2 years ago, this was the only medicine my GI would let me have, due to a kidney cancer surgery the same year, he didn't dare to put me on Remicade or Humira, these medicines may lead to serious side effects which could result in me getting my cancer back. When I was tapering prednisone and was on a low dose, my symptoms got back again. My GI wouldn't let me have ANY Crohns medicine except for a shorter (3 months) prednisone treatment starting at 40 mg, so when I was done with that I was left to myself. And had increased diarrhea.
At that moment I didn't know what to do. I searched the internet and by an accident I came over Low Dose Naltrexone. It's a western medicine, it's called LDN for short, and it's helping many people having Crohns or U.C. or other autoimmune diseases. I got painfree the first day after I started using it, my diarrhea was gone within 2 weeks, and so was the obstructions, the anemia, the cramps and vomiting. Have used it for more than 2 years, and it's great. No side effects for me. But a lot of energy. All my fatiques are history. I just couldn't believe this when I first started.
read more on LDN:
go to www.youtube.com and search for NALTREXONE and you'll find a LOT of interesting videos from doctors and LDN users on what this medicine is. Look at the video of the English famous dr.Chris Steele (the equivalence to dr. Oz in the US).
LDN is making the immune defence stronger, it's able to increasing our endorphins a lot, this leads to that our body will be able to fight the inflammation itself instead of attacking the tissue of the intestines. I know people that have used LDN and got their fistula healed and the disease's symptoms have gone. Most of these people are now supporting each other in a yahoo group named LDNandIBD, there are some hundred members there, some of them are on a diet and using LDN, some just have regulated their nutritional intake to what suits them without following any diet which often could be too strict for all.
The Specific Carbohydrate diet is one of them that people combine with LDN. I personally am on a gluten free diet and LDN, other is following the book that James Scala has written (read j_webs) post. Other again are eating whatever and are using LDN in combination with omega 3, vitamin D and homeopathic remedies. Other are using Asacol with LDN or Pentasa with LDN. These could be taken in a combination.
If you're able to use prednisone for a while to calm down the flare, prednisone could be used with LDN only when you're down at 10 mg pred. At bigger doses of prednisone you may find that LDN is not helping, LDN is doing the opposite to the body, it's boosting the immune defence, while prednisone is suppressing the immune defence.
LDN is not FDA approved, and believe me, I never think it will be, it's a generic drug, it has been used in doses from 50 mg and more for 30 years on humans, the medicine companies will not earn a nickel to do new research on it, so even if some company decided to use million of dollars to find it work for a lot of autoimmune diseases, they will never get back the money they put into the trials. LDN is taken in doses between 3 mg to 4.5 mg each day for Crohns disease. You could also do a search in here to find more posts on LDN.
Vitamin D, Omega 3, zink, magnesium, calcium, B-total, Vitamin C and a gluten free diet. /Bee