I'm currently on Asacol,taking 3 pills twice a day. My doctor wants me to go on either Imuran or Methotrexate to keep me in remission. He thinks that the Asacol is not working because when I was DX in 2001 he had me start Asacol and told me that I had such a mild case that I would never need surgery. Well Feb. 2009 I had surgery and was told what they took out was really bad.
I really don't want to go on either of these drugs because frankly the side effects scare the crap out of me. I was wondering if I would up my dose to 12 pills/day if that would help keep the Crohns away?
I have not run this by my doctor yet but I wanted to know what you all thought here. Would it work or am i better off going on Imuran or Metho? My docotr said that I'm not ready for Biologics yet and drug studies.
Your input means alot.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009
Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.
Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.