I thought it relates because if someone is having problems with meds not working or lessening in effect, this might help some people. I have gone through lots of problems with meds over the years because of the undiagnosed Crohn's, Lupus etc. But I am doing much better and the Remicade etc. seem to be working better since going GF.
Being Gluten intolerant can wreak havoc on your body. If something is blocking your body from using Remicade to it's fullest, then you might have problems getting relief. I did not have an immediate response to the Remicade, it took quite a while, but being GF has upped the relief I'm getting. I will be asking my Dr if we can lower the dose soon.
If you want to know what Gluten can do to your Crohn's etc, look at some Celiac sites. Even if not diagnosed with Celiac you could be Gluten intolerant and no one would pick up on it. Here's a list of some symptoms http://surefoodsliving.com/celiac-disease/symptoms/
You could also do a food diary and try food elimination diets. All of this can affect your treatments. So while you're trying one new treatment after another, it could be a food-based reaction.
BTW, I started getting sick in high school and it took me until I was 60 to get a diagnosis. it took until 61 to get some relief and after years of research, going GF is one of the best things I've done lately (and something my Dr wholeheartedly agrees with). If you didn't have Gluten intolerance before, you may have it now because of the damage to your intestines.
Just thought it might help - didn't mean to step on anyone's toes.
Post Edited (Zanne101) : 5/29/2010 1:19:32 PM (GMT-6)