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   Posted 8/8/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
What dose on Entocort are you on and how long does it take to help and how long do you stay on it for a flare. Sorry for the questions. I am hurting today (do to eating corn) and have taken my Entocort and not any releif. Should I expect some releif soon. Thank so much, Kay
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DX with CD of the TI in 2004 by colonoscpy biopsy, with partical obstructions x 3. Anemic, constant elevated ESR & WBC. Constant abd. pain and fatique.    
Meds: Vit B-12 shots monthly, zinc, multi vit, Vit E, Pentasa and now Entocort.    

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 8/9/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I started Entocort maybe about two weeks ago. I read that it can take up to 3 weeks to start working. I take two pills a day (6 mg total).

I hope you start to feel better soon!

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   Posted 8/10/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Usual dose to start is 9 mg (3 pills) then go down to 6 mg then to 3 mg. It usually takes a few weeks to work. As for helping becuz you ate corn, I am not sure about that. I would definetly avoid corn in the future to avoid this pain. Good luck!
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