Very good topic, that appear from time to time. But this time, Writer has been a good "moderator"! Thanks!
When I'm in a flare (pain, no hunger, no gas, "blockage like") I always go on liquids - ensure like or Jini's drinks or safe smothies - and it always works to put me back on track.
Grandpato2 - when I was in Remi "alone" I had very similar simptoms... combining with Imuran gave me some relief. More time between flares, and now, about 7 months without one. (okay... some D, gas, etc. here and there, I'm still a cronhie!).
I like to think about enteral like a useful resource and, if necessary, a last bullet.
Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade +
100 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)