Hi Buffymom and welcome to the best Crohns forum out there. I agree with the above that Remicade is the best med for fistulizing Crohns. Also since Crohns is a uncurable disease, medications should be taken at all times. If when you are feeling better the meds help to keep the disease under control. I once learned a very difficult lesson from not taking my meds, and wound up with emergency surgery. Your daughter does not want to go that route, believe me!
With Crohns disease it can attack without you even knowing it. It likes to continue to do its damage on a microscopic level until you eventually become totally obstructed and need surgery. But by taking your maintenance meds at all times, you can help to avoid that situation.
Please ask any and all questions you might have. One of our supportive members will surely have an answer for you. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
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!