I wouldn't be too hopeful. Usually even when you go on remission you may need maintenance medicines (actual medicines) to keep it in remission. But you can discuss it with your doctor... you could use other treatments with the maintenance medicine, but I don't think totally going off the maintenance medicines will keep you in remission for long.
I agree with Marvell - I have Crohns Disease now for 28+ yrs. Remissions have been few and very far in between. Personally, I know my body enough after dealing with this disease, and others, that It is vital to remain on maintenance meds. I don't even count on Humira for remission, but a reduction in symptoms. However, if Humira easily puts you in remission, and you BELIEVE in holistic healing, trying both for a while, then slowly tapering maintenance meds and see what happens. It may work for you. Just be ready to go back on meds before it gets too bad, as is it harder to deal with then. Good luck to you, and should you try this alternative way, keep us posted as to your progress. We all can respond differently, but, if it works for you, it is possible it can work for others. Best of luck...
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