yohimbe - that is exactly where I am at. I have strictures and battling a "flare" since October. CT scan shows 3 narrowed areas. Doctor is trying to avoid/dealy surgery for as long as possible. Been on a high dose of prednisone for 1 month and doing MUCH better. I start Humira on Wednesday, and will taper off prednisone. Humira every two weeks, off prednisone by April 6 - then we'll see if I can maintain weight, gain weight, remain pain & symptom free. If I start to have trouble again, then it's my first surgery.