If there is severe inflammation in the ti is the thinking that you want the inflammation to heal quickly to prevent scarring and permanent narrowing or do you want it to heal more slowly like with pentasa and entocort to prevent strictures??
I am so confused I went for 2 opinions on my newly dx crohns and one doc said mild to moderate and the other said severe after reviewing slides and cat scans. Neither wants to escalate treatment and it has been 3 1/2 weeks on the current treatment (pentasa, entocort, rifaximin). Why don't they want to do prednisone just to relieve the inflammation or remicade? I am so confused...I don't want to get strictures or permanent narrowing either so I am anxious to get going here. 6mp I don't think is going to heal this just keep the counts low so what gives? Both docs say they are aggressive and don't like prednisone but neither are pushing the remicade?? I am so confused..maybe I am missing something about this disease.