I'm eighteen, had this disease since the middle of sixth grade, and the longest I've ever been in remission is probably a year (and that was on Remicade). Recently, it seems nothing has been helping me at all. I've been on every combo of meds possible--Asacol, prednisone, sulfasalazine, Remicade, Humira, Canasa, 6mp, probiotics--falling back on prednisone whenever I have a really bad flare.
I just got back home from college, and unfortunately, I'm having a really bad flare.
My doc says that we've pretty much exhausted all medical possibilities except for methotrexate, and after that, it'd prob be a good time to discuss surgery.
I suppose that would be just in time for my soph year of college (Whoopee!!)
But on a serious note...does anyone know of any alternative meds? I've been looking at boswellia, but i'm cash strapped; just looking for some ideas on combos before I go under the knife...