Hi - After the first two - 3 weeks, I seen about 50 - 75% improvement in symptoms. Then, I seems to revert back. I was told that at 8 weeks you should see the optimal effect of the drug. At week 4, they increased my dosage to 15mg twice per day. Again, I'm at about a 50 - 75% improvement after the increased dose for 2 weeks. They are still hopeful I will continue to progress. However, I feel like it's getting me half the way there but it's still not kicking the flare completely out, which is frustrating because they are saying this is last resort before surgery.
I've been trying to follow the GAPs diet as best as I can this week, but it's very hard. I'm also taking alot of new supplements to see if they will also help. Additionally, I'm going to try making my own CBD oil this weekend. I'm in a lot of FB groups and so many people are getting into remission in non-conventional ways. At this point, I petrified of surgery and am trying all I can.
Even though I go to one of the top research hospitals in the country, I've also made a second opinion appointment at Mayo Clinic in January. I have to do everything I can to know I tried all I can to prevent surgery before it becomes a reality.