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   Posted 6/13/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tried asacol, pentasa, mezavant, salofalk, when I take these my back hurts so bad, and I have flu like
When I don't take a medication I am in so much pain with my bowels on my left side where I was conected.Can't win.

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   Posted 6/13/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like time to move on to a bit bigger gun - consider Imuran or 6MP and a short tapering course of Entocort EC. Definitely I would go w/the Imuran or 6MP but that can take up to 6 months to reach full efficacy so I'd consider a 6 week course of full dose Entocort w/a 3 or 4 week taper. Ask your gastro about trying that. You might also want to try a liquid diet for 2 weeks then graduating to a pureed diet then graduating to a low residue diet.

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Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 6/13/2009 7:34:30 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/13/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with C2, I think it is time to go on stronger medications. I personally prefer the 6mp as it had less side effects for me than the Imuran. I took it at bedtime and had no side effects because I slept thru them. I was told these can take up to 3-4 months to fully kick in. Good luck!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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