Were you taking oregano capsules? I noticed that if I took oregano capsules on an empty stomach in the morning, it would cause severe irritation. Probably because the capsule
opens further down the GI tract and hits your inflamed colon more directly than if you had taken it with food, or had taken an oregano tincture that gets absorbed and acts higher up in the GI tract, or just the stomach…
Oregano caps on an empty stomach in the morning with a irritated, inflamed colon is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.
I used Qing Dai at the same time as starting remicade and I'm not sure what worked but I was able to ween off prednisone. I stopped taking it when I came off pred because it was causing cramps and bloating. I believe it coats your colon. I was using CC Herbal, and I could only tolerate 1 pill a day.
Dee19- I also found oil of oregano about 3-4 years ago and it worked wonders at first. My understanding is it acts as a antibiotic, killing all bacteria in the gut. I shortly went into a horrible flare that lasted a long time, and I didn't introduce anything new, so I'm pretty sure it was from the oil of oregano.
This disease is so insidious. I really can't ever pin point anything which is super frustrating!