Posted 5/11/2008 2:29 AM (GMT -6)
Ok well my doctor's appointment is Monday at 4:30. I have been waiting awhile for this appointment as I haven't been feeling that well since i started Imuran. Anyways, its tough to get in to see my doc, and I dont wanna mess up or forget to say anything at this next appointment. Basically, my last colonoscopy at christmas time showed inflammation in the ileum with some narrowing due to the inflammation. I have been taking entocort at varing doses for nearly 1.5 years now. The first year and a bit was only 3-6mg/day, but lately i've been taking the full dose of 9mg for approx 6 months now. So anyways, the GI wanted me on something for a more long term solution to my inflammation/stricture and he started me on Imuran. So I lasted a month and a half on Imuran before quitting due to side effects...ack...he still doesn't know I quit lol...I just told him Im having a rough time, and he said to give it 3 more weeks, I gave it 4 weeks, then quit because of no improvement. ANYHOW, bottom line question is: If you've had a bad time with Imuran, and were feeling symptoms that needed to be helped sooner rather than later...would you try 6mp? or would you sorta encourage your doctor to prescribe remicade or something like that? ...dare i even mention a short/low dose of pred?