Crohn's Disease: Rectal Cleaning + Remicade + Fish Oil
I don't post here often, but I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease in August of last year. For a whole year now, I have been dealing with my problem, and my first surgery involved draining of an anal abscess. I have dealt with the problem through Entocort up until January of 2007, when my surgeon and GI realized that the problem was not going away (infection kept reoccurring, and more rectal cleaning under anesthesia had to be done).
So we switched to remicade, and since Jan 07 I have had very little problems with infection and it has been working like a charm. Unfortunately, the abscess pocket is still not fully healed, and my surgeon needs to go in tomorrow and clean it out again, which does not worry be so much since I have been able to avoid surgery for over half a year now.
On Sunday, I will go in for my remicade infusion (last one was 2 months ago). I am hoping that both the procedure and the infusion will blast away the Crohn's for a while, but to keep the inflammation away, what do you guys think of fish oil? (Cod liver oil).
It was suggested to me from a naturopathic doctor, and I was wondering about the success rates you guys have experienced with it (for those who use it). Do you think I would have a better shot and keeping my Crohn's in remission with the fish oil? The remicade WILL do it's job, that's for certain, but I can't keep doing it forever, and my body might eventually start making anitbodies to make me resistant to remicade, which would be frightening. I need to find a way to stop relying on remicade.
Thank you for your help!!!!
Last edited by Electricchild; 08-02-2007 at 10:36 PM.