First off let me welcome you to Healingwell. There are alot of great and supportive folks here. Sorry you have to join our club though. First off, many of us, even those without strictures find popcorn very hard on our systems. So I would definetly stay away from that, especially since you have a stricture. As for the Pentasa, I think you shouldn't have quit it. Sounds like it was helping with the D, so that means it was working. I take the sister med Asacol and once I stopped taking it thinking it wasn't working, I ended up getting pretty sick, went back on it and got better. The Entocort is going to take a few weeks to work, don't give up on it yet. I would much rather take it than the Prednisone, it has less side effects than the Pred. And lastly, since you have a stricture it might be a good idea to go on a low residue diet. I live on this diet. I eat no red meat (very hard for us to digest), I only eat fish, turkey and chicken. Try to stay away from fast foods and processed foods or foods with preservatives. With fruits you should stay aways from the peels and seeds. And all veggies should be cooked until their soft and mushy. You can google the diet and get some great ideas. I sure hope you get feeling better soon and look forward to hearing more from you soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.