Has your son tried any immunosupressents? like Imuran, 6-MP, or Methotrexate. There are lots of studies on these meds since they are very old medications (50+ years old) and are very safe for most people.
Has there been any recent stool tests for bacteria infections? It's better/easier to rule things out before switching to another slow acting medication. How about a scope? When was your son's last scope?
I've had really good success with Stelara. I was able to go off of Stelara for 6 months when I needed to have my hip replace and was able to restart it without any issues. I've probably been using Stelara for almost 5 years (this coming March). I really like it. Stelara has been my favorite biological so far and I've tried them all except for Entyvio. My GI swears by Stelara.
Thanks, Keith! We tried 6-MP 2 years ago. Worked very well for his symptoms, eliminated them. But some of his liver vitals got bad and his GI stopped it. Symptoms reappeared in a month or so after discontinuation. I do not know if we can try it again.
It's been a while since his last colonoscopy (May 2017). We may need another in 2020.
It's good to hear about
your success with Stelara... My son needs some remedies and I need some hope for my emotional condition. Lots of health to you!