Stuck on prednisone
(Kirkland Lake, ON, Canada)
I was diagnosed with Crohn's 2 years ago. I have not been able to come off prednisone. I have tried (Imuran, Methotrexate, Humira, etc) I was either unable to tolerate them or they did not work. The only thing I do tolerate is the 5-ASA. I take 25mg of prednisone a day and that's the lowest I can go without symptoms returning. What options are there for me?
Comments from Inna:
I'm sure that you have been given all your conventional medicine options by your doctor.
So I can introduce you to alternative and other natural health options.
You can try acupuncture. Many patients report felling much better after just a few sessions.
You can try changing your diet according to your nutritional type.
You can try taking natural anti-inflammatory supplemts.
You can try probiotics and digestive enzymes.
You can try testing your vitamin D levels to see if you need supplementation. Many Crohn's patients report feeling better on appropriate vit D dose.
You can try Functional medicine that I practice. You can call my office for an appointment 1-800-557-8039. I've helped many Crohn's patients. We can talk on the phone or via Skype. We would adjust your diet, I would send you home test kits to check your saliva, stool and urine and we'll supplement accordingly.
Also, there's bioenergy healing. I was recently trained as a bioenergy therapist Domancic method and it's such an effective holistic method. Right now I'm only able to use this method for my local patients but soon I will be able to do it on distance.
There's also hypnotherapy that works for a good number of Crohn's disease patients. Since most of Crohn's patients are type A personalities we need to be able to set up goals and priorities in the right order.
I hope this helped.
I wish you great health!