I have Lyme disease (Igenex positiive) and Ulcerative colitis. I am on prednisone and am prednisone dependent so my GI doc wants to move me to Immuran or Remicade. Both highly Immunosuppressive.
I went to a lyme doctor a couple months ago who didn't want to treat me because of the prednisone saying that it would do no good to give you antibiotics taking steroids.
I have an appointment with a new Lyme specialist on Aug 16th.
Questions are :
Have any of you been treated for Lyme and Ulcerative Colitis and are doing better now ?
Can I only treat one disease and not the other ?
The GI doc is telling me I need to get off of the high dose of prednosone I am on because it has failed to keep the diarrhaea away but the Lyme doctor said that steroids and biologics (immuran and remicade) will not all the lyme disease therapy (high dose antibiotics) to work.
So confused, please anyone with any information at all please help me out with this.
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