Hi yes as nanners mentioned I'm either allergic or non-responsive to traditional oral RX so I had to put my skeptisism aside and try the natural route...with surprising results that I'm so thankful for...I've had crohns for almost 17 yrs and for many yrs didn't use anything except on occassion rectal meds when I have issues with proctitis (inflammation of the rectom), my CD has affected my colon my entire time of having crohns, as well as my anus (with perianal crohns skin tags) on and off in the rectom and only for the first couple of yrs my ileum (so I've had CD activity in my ileum, colon, rectom and anus all at one time as I described above.
I use the following:
bee propolis 500 mg caps 2X/day
omegas 3-6-9 caps 3X/day
probiotic (primadophilus reuteri made by natures way) 1/day
Prodiem fibre supplement (recommended by my GI) 1/bedtime
vitamins B12, C-Calcium Ascorbate, A (1/day each)
You can google each of them to learn about
their benefits, I also eat very healthy, no processed foods/beverages, fast-foods, caffeine, animal fat, processed sugar (I use Stevia as a sweetner), and I exercise regularly.
I was going as much as 30+ times a day often with bleeding, excessive mucus and lower back pain with every BM...I now go 5 or less times a day with completely formed stools, no blood, no mucus, no excessive gas and no bloating.
Not a cure but definitely an improvement.