Although PV does not have Crohns herself (hubby does) what she said was right on. The steroids can cause more problems down the road. Because of the steroid use over my 35 years with this disease I get to have another surgery myself, a total knee replacement this year, and the other probably the following year. I would give the other meds a shot, maybe that you start feeling even better, without doing the damage to your bones. During my 35 years with disease I have had 10-12 surgeries myself, a few for Crohns, and the rest because of the damage Crohns has added. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!