Stelara? That's about
it, unless you want to give an anti-TNF (Remicade, Humira) another try. Entyvio has a more localised action than Remicade and *may* be safer in the long term, although it hasn't been out for long enough to tell yet. (That said, Remicade has been out for 20 years and no long term side-effects have come to light from that.) At any rate, it's safer being on a biologic and controlling the inflammation than it is to have uncontrolled inflammation.
Oh yeah I forgot about
balloon dilation. That's when a balloon is used to stretch a stricture. Not everyone is a suitable candidate, so ask your GI about
it. If the stricture is bad, you might need multiple stretches. Also, not to be a downer, but the effects tend not to last forever. However, when it works it can be an alternative to surgery and provide real relief at the same time.
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)