need advice dr now gave 18 mg entocort for 2 weeks

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ,
My husband crohns symptoms back (right side pain ,BM one time buy change in consistency) in 3 rd july his GI gave him 2 pills 3mg two times for 4 weeks then taper and he said that after 7 days symptoms not improve then call us then after 10 days my husband pain little improve but yesyterday his pain again worse like first day so he called his GI his nurse told him that take 2 cpsules 3 times for 2 weeks then taper.But everywhere i searched 9 mg is the maximum dose .
Do we need a scecond opinion or do what i'm confused.I 18 mg is ok?

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   Posted 7/18/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
We are not doctors so we cannot make suggestions for you medication wise. I do think you need a second opinion as you are correct 9 mg is the maximum dose.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/18/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree a second opinion... I would make sure the Doctor was telling you the right thing. Maybe also ask the pharmacist? they may have info.
Also, Entocort does take some time to work. I have taken it for a year and am weaning off it right now. It did take a month before I saw a little improvement.



Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08


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   Posted 7/19/2008 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Mal,
I am from India wih CD Please contact me at
I really want to talk to you about it

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   Posted 7/19/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Please give me Your details mal .I am also in the same boat looking for peoplk from India who is also in my boat CD since 2001

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