Dang! All that typing and then I lost me page.. ok, here we go again...
I was hoping to give you more specific info, a doctor's name in Ireland, but no luck finding it. Not to be disheartened, I've got enough to get you well on your way.
Info about what, you wonder? Low Dose Naltrexone. I'm assuming Humira is out for you wife, which is good cuz LDN cannot be taken with immune suppressants.
LDN has been used for about a decade at least as an adjunct treatment for MS. It might not give back what your wife has lost, in terms of function, but has shown to halt the disease for a large percentage of those with MS.
What is more is that it's now being studied for use in treating Crohn's. I have just started taking it, 1 month in, as I cannot tolerate immune suppressants well, and I'm flaring again. I am also using it to treat Crohn's related tendinitis (a two-fer) in my shoulder. One month in and while I'm not even half way there in terms of using my shoulder or gut, I am seeing improvements.
Here are a couple of webistes for you to check out. Feel free to contact them to find a doctor near you, I think they can help with that.
2. http://www.ldnresearchtrust.org/ * this one has informative pod casts, a forum and a facebook group, there's also a facebook group called LDN and Ireland.
Please give our best to your wife, tell her our thoughts are with you all, and if you feel so inclined let us know how things are going.
CD 24 years. Multiple surgeries in past 10 yrs. 4 year Illeostomy. Mesh rejection. Too close to death, twice. Large inscisional hernia. Perpetually underweight. Short bowel syndrom. Have used a variety of complementary medical therapies. Highly recommend Bowen Therapy as the best body work. Take me vites. Started Low Dose Naltrexone March 27, 2010. Got married for the only time 2008. Survive because of the love of good friends, and because I can. Happy to be alive. IBD needs more awareness and more voices willing to speak up. BE well.