I'm new here
Was diagnosed with Crohn's in December (7 months ago) and since then have said no to medications, choosing to heal through natural means, namely diet, and natural supplements such as omega 3 and bee propolis.
So far so good, I have not relapsed or developed another fistula, and the doctors were pleasantly surprised to see that the abscess and fistula both disappeared (I felt that there was a strong connection to diet there, but they wouldn't, obviously).
I just got a blood test to see how things are going and my CRP is at 8.2. When I was severely ill I was at 130 something, then after a heavy dosage of antibiotics I went down to 2.4.
My gastroenterologist thinks that the rise from 2.4 to 8.2 is cause for concern, a reason for me to go on meds, and he wants me to take an MRI.
I am super traumatised of doctors and hospitals and really just hate invasive procedures such as scans, MRIs colonoscopies etc. I don't want to take it. I also don't want to think about
the follow up appointment where the dr will definitely encourage me to go on remicade (pls no).
The 8.2 CRP doesn't worry me really as it is still below 10 and I feel great. Also, the antibiotics were obviously keeping it super low, so is it really so concerning?
Would appreciate all advice!