Biological treatments aren’t as bad as you think. I’ve never had a single side effect or bad reaction from them. I’ve never felt so good and so well on it. For me there is no badMy doctor is a waste of space. 4 times I went to see him over a 10 year period, complaining about losing bloid from rear end. He just stuck his finger up there, told me it was probably piles. I was a nervous wreck through losing all the nutrients out of my body, plus being unable to absorb anything as everyrhing was running right through me.The doctor said I had anxiety. It took me collapsing in work and being packed off to hospital before anything was done. It was actually then the nurse at my doctors surgery who sorted out the colonoscopy and I managed to get diagnosed.
As Bob will tell you, we have our own dedicated IBD nurses and we deal directly with them. My GP has nothing to do with my Crohns anymore.
I will ask for an appointment with my consultant. I want to try and do everything to stop myself going up the treatment ladder. The next step is the biologicals that Bob is on. They are pretty horrendous things themselves. But my life can't carry on like this, so something needs to be done.