Of course, lately I've been ravenous for Crohn's info and middle-of-the-night Googling of my docs is not unheard of. Here's a comprehensive interview about Crohn's with that "second opinion" GI I saw this week, Dr. James Lewis, who is a colleague of my primary care GI at the University of Pennsylvania. You can listen or read the the transcript. He discusses anti-TNF drugs (aka biologics) that I am considering, along with surgery. He also talks about the new argument to begin treatment with the most aggressive meds (biologics) upon diagnosis, instead of the traditional "step-up" method (which is how I am being treated).
Thank you for taking an interest in my disease and treatment options. I sometimes feel very alone in all of this, and these past six months have been the most trying of my otherwise very fortunate life. It feels wonderful and reassuring knowing my friends and family are reading and backing me up!
Hot Areas of Crohn's Treatment Research, via Everyday Health