Hi landcruiser... I wish I could say DMSO has helped me alot, but instead, what it has seeemd to do is provide some short term, temprary relief when flares are especially painful. Though I really have to slather it on to the point of causing some s;uburn' like rash on my belly, as well as avery foul (a sort of mettalic rottne fish smell!) breath effect about 8 hours after application, it does privide a few hours of pain reduction in the gut. Perhaps for that, acupuncture would be more effective. But I need to find something to add to remnicade, it seems, which is not enough. Or else, I need to put up with a much slower pred taper, which is tough when one has been pred dependent for a long time.
Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since, allergic to all 5ASAs
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 17.5 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
TCM, Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), DMSO, TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circumin, boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade newbie