1. Medicines you took in the past..... Imuran, higher doses of Pred
2. Why you stopped them..... Imuran possibly causing Pancreatitis and GI wanted to stop the Imuran/Remicade combo, currently on a SLOW Pred taper
3. Currently taking Asacol, Pred, Remicade, Miralax, Prevacid. Starting to eliminate sugar from my diet, and attempting to follow a modified-atkins approach to diet, ie. increasing protein, stopping white foods/flour/sugar.
4. Is it helping..... Not sure about
the diet yet. Just starting. Remicade might have to be stopped. Awaiting blood test to see if I developed Remicade antibodies. If the Remicade needs to be stopped, I'm not sure what I'll do, ie. strict diet changes or start another TNF med.
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 8mg/kg every 6 weeks, Prednisone 10mg/day, (tapering Pred 1mg/month,) Miralax daily, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)