Been gone for awhile. Working on xmas projects and haven't had time to check in. I am currently taking Immuran 200 mg (but it has only been about 1 1/2 months so it hasn't kicked in yet I guess. I am also taking Colazol (9 pills a day, this medication is like Pentasa and Asocal). Along with a few other over the counter things. Anyway, I ordered my medications from my on line pharmacy and I ran out before I got my refills. I went 2 days without my colazol (I had enough Immuran). I started feeling all the old symptoms, fatique, achey joints and stomach irritation. I got a refill locally and started taking it again. I felt better by the next day. But now 4 days later I still am not "right" and my tummy is bugging me (I have lost my appetite -- this is a sure fire indication that there is something wrong). I don't want to call my doctor and bug him. Was wondering if I took 10 mg of pred for a week and then tapered down to 5mg for a week if it would help. That is to say will 10 mg be enough to kick my body out of this funk?
On the bright side I know that the Colazol is working and I'm not taking 9 horse pills a day for no reason. On the down side I'm wondering if the Immuran is going to work.... I know that it can take 2-3 months to kick in all the way......
Anyway, thanks for any advice and I hope that all of you have a wonderful Christmas!
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.