I truly get where you are coming from, but I do think you are very afraid of very small risks. I am aware that remicade can kill me, but the odds are so small I do not worry about it. As it is far more dangerous to get within an automobile, as the odds are 1 in 133 of death in a car crash within the usa. There was an article about someone who died after being licked by a dog, again the odds of that are 1 in a some billions, so I am not going to avoid dog kisses. Odds of botched surgeries to the point nothing can be done are similar to the dog lick case. You were posting about xeljanz about the scary risks of it, same thing.
The parallel between you and the other poster, is you both share the same mindset. You both desire to solve this whole UC problem yourself, avoid treatments you could have. He was a low BMI. Struggled a lot, and often commented about the how our meds were so dangerous. He was fond of alternatives too.
Now it seems like you're scaremongering. Surely that poster wasn't the only person in the history of HW who used alternative therapies to get better? One person in how many died?
I wouldn't be doing alternatives if I was on death's door. My BMI is low but my body is otherwise healthy. Beginning of normal BMI range is 18.5 and mine is 17.0. I have always been skinny, even when healthy. Blood work shows normal organ function and everything. Hemoglobin could be better, I admit... but what else is new.
So it seems like I have time and physical resource to investigate alternatives.
The reason why I was critical of Xeljanz is because some doctors scare patients with the risk of colorectal cancer if they don't get their UC under control, but statistically you are almost equally as likely to get one of the bad long-term drug effects as you are CRC. The reality is we don't look at those statistics because they're not what motivates us to try new drugs, it's that we want our symptoms to maybe go away.
I think a 17% remission rate for a drug is pretty lousy. I would accept more temporary suffering if the chances were better. Besides, I failed most other biologics, so it's not exactly about
me resisting modern medicine, it's that it doesn't seem to work on me too well.