Entecort for Crohn's Disease
I was diagnosed with Crohn's roughly 2 years ago. Rather than start a medication regiment, I chose a more holistic approach. I embraced a gluten free diet beef free diet. I also cut back on sugar (began using aguava nectur), oil (began cooking with grapeseed and olive oil), butter (began using Ghee), and soy (as little intake as possible). Finally, I increased my exercise regiment from 30 minutes 3 days a week to 45 minutes 5 days a week. 2 years later, I feel and look great--healthy--but I still periodically suffer from immflamation. I rarely have flare ups. Though he acknowledges my healthy appearance,my doctor is concerned about the probabilty of the progression of the Crohn's in my small intestines. Following a recent colonoscopy and MRI, he has perscribed Entecort--9 mg for the next 60 days. He told me that it is a mild steroid. I really don't like the idea of taking medication--especially steroids--but given my painful bouts with inflammation I have agreed to take the medication. Once he determines that I am in remission, my doctor says he will perscibe a milder maintanence kind of medication. What is know of Entecort?