I would find another doctor who doesn't subscribe with the top-down approach when there are other meds that are working for you with much less drastic side effects. Prednisone is not a long term treatment.
It wouldn't hurt to check out projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
to see if there are other reasons why your doc is pushing Remicade so hard. The following is an example of a doctor who insisted on prescribing Uceris to his patient even though rectal meds were working perfectly well, (he was receiving payments from the drug company).www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3646214
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no shellfish. No processed foods with maltodextrin, sorbitol, polysorbate80 or carrageenan. No GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
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