Yeah, even today there just aren't that many drugs for Crohn's. I was allergic not only to sulfa, but to all mesalazines as well - but apparently the mesalazines are barely better than placebo anyway. Azathioprine and 6MP seem to be almost as useless as mesalazine. Biologics are more effective but also hideously expensive and insurance or the NHS won't always fund them. I ended up being on steroids on and off for years, as they were the only thing which worked, at least for a while.
I've had chronic sinusitis for years. Every so often it seems to take a turn for the worse and I get sinus pain behind the eyes and in the cheek bones and upper teeth. Found that olbas oil relieves the pain quite well. But unfortunately it doesn't clear the congestion, so I still take otrivine every night - it's far, far too late to worry about
rebound congestion now, given I've been taking the otrivine for a few years.
I dunno how to clear the sinusitis up for good. I've tried a steroid nasal spray, which was useless. Probably should try and get tested and see if it's bacterial or viral at least.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)