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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Took my son in for his consultant's appointment today-really pleased that he has put on 3 1/2lb in weight smile  He is now going  onto Azathioprine and over the next few months (once it has kicked in) will come off of the pentasa and entecort.
It is so helpful reading on this site and learning of others experiences -I can go in with my list of questions. I get in there, pull out my piece of paper with them all written on and tell the consultant that I have been online again-his response- "Good" he says  and then proceeds to answer them all lol. Really think we struck it lucky by getting him. 
Do not have to see him now for 2 months, fortunately the weekly blood tests can be done at the Dr's surgery so am hoping that things stabilise for a while and that the new drug doesn't disagree with him.

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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to wish you good luck with the Imuran. Many have had good luck with this med. Some folks may have problems with Imuran, but can take the sister med 6mp with no problems and vice versa.

So glad you are finding the support you needed here. I really think we have an awesome group here.

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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been doing great w/both Imuran and Pentasa. In my case we've found that the Imuran needs the Pentasa and can"t do quite so good a job as I needed w/o it but Pentasa alone couldn't cut the mustard at all.

I am so delighted that you've found such a good gastro for your son. Congratulations! That has to ease your mind!
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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad things are working out for you. I just wanted to add that I have been on 6MP for over 12 years with Pentasa and Predisone during some of that time. So you may find that you have to mix things up every now and then. Things stabilize then a bit of a set back, add a med, get things under control again, back to maintenance and so forth. Never be afraid to add and subtract as need be.

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Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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