Hi there , My son has Behcets and was prescribed colchicine . He was diagnosed finally about 14 months ago at age 25 having had symptoms all his life.
Just to share our experience ( which we started somewhere further back on here) - we are having astonishingly good results with omega 3 oils. We are vegetarian so he is taking linseed/flaxseed capsules ( where non- vegetarians could use fish oils ). I suggested this to him about 6 months ago and so he started on the oil with our consultant 's( Dr Kaldhoun Chaabo) blessing ( as it is a food supplement and not medicine he was happy for us to try in addition and alongside the medication ) . Really quite extraordinary results have followed. Within a few weeks my son came off the colchicine as he didnt feel any sign of the symptoms and continued with the oils. He has stayed off the colchicine and he hasn't had a flare since!! And these were regular occurences . What has convinced us the oils are working is that when he feels good and gets busy he stops taking them daily and his joints begin to ache and maybe the odd mouth ulcer starts again. Then he resumes the daily oils and the flare drops back. This has happened enough times for us to know there is 100% correlation. There are no downsides to taking the oil ( in fact my work in nutrition informs me that most of us could benefit) and they are only what is readily available on the high street in supermarkets or chemists so they are totally safe to use as per the packaging instructions. I hope this is useful and if it encourages anyone else to give them a try and they help then that would be awesome. Our consultant is definitely interested and supporting what we are doing and is just going to keep watching and monitoring my son's progress. Of course there will be no trials on this as the oils are not pharmaceutical products so there will be no money to be made to make it worth investing in research but I have to say I am now totally convinced we have a useful thing ,(at least for our one man experiment !,) to add to the mix in managing this horrid condition. We will keep updating .