I am in remission right now...since Nov 1st..yippee, but know this will return. Let me know how you make out on this Sheldon thing. Not to burst your bubble, but there is no cure for IBD, only removal of the colon. I do wish you well though.
Phenybarbitol.....isn't that what they give for seizures? I remember our oldest daughter had convulsions from running high fevers...turned out to be tonsilitis which was misdiagnosed by two doctors...anyway that is another long story...and that is what they had her on.
YES doctors get kickbacks from drug companies for pushing their products and I know for a fact Remicade is one drug that doctors LOVE to push and they get "perks" for doing so.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.