Hi Rider Fan,
Thanks for the quick reply. They are really working well for me. Do they put you into total remission, without it coming back? Or, will it come back shortly after you stop them? I am still feeling the pain in my stomach but not half as bad as it was. Also, the joints in my body still really hurt, but I am not expecting miracles.
I am on 50ng of the drug.
I take Asacol as a maintenance drug, always have the last few years. You still have your flare up's, no matter what eventually. But the pred put me in remission, and hopefully the Asacol will keep me there for a while. That is always the hope!
after what seemed lkike three excellent days without much pain, it has come back with a passion. Is this the normal for this drug? Does it take pain away and it comes back as quick? I have only been on the drug from thursday but it was working well. I did go back to workm today and that might not have helped being sat in an office all cramped up. I am thinking of applying for diability long term until I get this DD under ontrol.
It sounds like you had a time of it with this DD. I can only hope the your remission has carried on. Also, I was getting results with Pred until I went to work and now my whole body hurts. Espically my tummy and my upper track. I am going to speak to my doctor this afternoon about coming out of work for a while to enable me to get recovered and ontop of this DD. Wish me luck!
WOW! LMills! 4 Hours? darn, thats quick. It was working for the first few days for me, but it is not working well just now. I am hurting really bad today and yesterday. I spoke to my doctor and he advised that I should give it a few weeks to take effect as my disease is so severe. I shall continue with it in the hope that I get some results.
ImAud, why did they keep you on it so long if you where not getting results with it? Is it a case of trail and error? Does the drug normally work for everyone? Or, with more severe chrons, is it a ase of give it tme to work? It sound like you got it really hard with your chrons and I am sorry to hear that!
My doctor has written me of work for three months for now to get some time to heal and get my body working again. He did offer me 6 months, but if the drugs did not make me kill myself, that will. LOL...