I think you're in a situation that you need to do lots of research and make a decision based on your meds, food intake and habits.
If you distress the body to react continually....yes, it could be for a very long time of discontent.
Would it be forever? Possibly....your autoimmune system (which already is wacky) makes those independent desisions. Being on an immunosuppressant can actually make your reactions worse.
Besides, the damage you're creating will hit you when you least want it to. There are all sorts of cautions for good reason....for the past 25 years for sure.
It's your body, however.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!