Currently hitting 1yr since surgery (small int, and colon). Picked back up 40pds of the weight I lost pre-surgery. About 4wks ago, started having minor irritation (diarrhea), nothing else, no other typical signs for me. Last colonoscopy showed a little irritation around surgery sight, doc said could just be post surgery remanence, nothing alarming, would monitor. The only relief I've received from the diarrhea has been pepto bismol, but that seems to be a temporary fix. I have concerns that I may be having a start of a reoccurring bout. I'm currently not on any meds, but considering taking something just to add a layer of assistance to stay in remission. I see my GI doc on wed, and plan on having a scope to see what's going on. My doc has previously suggested Remicade (R) or Stellara(S). Not a fan of either because of the side effects. Lower immune system, heart problems, liver damage (long term use). Not sure what else to do. I've changed my diet, and taking pre/probiotics. Does any have experience with any of these drugs? Are there any other suggestions that I should consider?