So, are most in agreement that if one is going to go on Imuran or 6-MP then one should stay on steriods? Hubby says he feels marginally better on prednisone. But at the same time that he went on the prednisone, he also developed an upper resp. infection. I wonder if feeling bad from the URI hid how well/not well the prednisone helped.
If he feels the pred didn't really help, should he try this entocort instead?
Entocort *is* a steroid, but it's a topical steroid, much the way you'd put hydrocortisone on an itchy skin rash, Entocort tries to topically apply steroids to the inside of the colon (with varying degrees of success). Supposedly less than 10% of Entocort is actually absorbed and processed as a systemic steroid. This supposedly helps to reduce all the nasty side effectes of prednisone.
I responded wonderfully to prednisone (as far as the CD was concerned), but have gotten minimal improvement from Entocort. My GI kept me on a full dose of Entocort even when I was taking Prednisone.