I have had 2 prolonged courses of steroids this year and am still symptomatic with my proctitis (blood, mucous, urgency, gas and bloating)
I started 50mg of azathioprine for 2 weeks and was OK, but when increased to 150mg had severe nausea - perservered for nearly 2 weeks and then stopped.
Have now just started 6 MP (2 days at 50mg and so far no nausea) but was wondering if I should have perservered longer with the azathioprine andd which drug is preferential?
I also have been reading about the possible effects of stopping smoking and as I stopped 3 years ago and my symptoms have got worse since then.
Diagnosed ?UC 2003 on hospital admission but found to have campylobacter and treated successfully.
No symptoms until Spring 2006 - treated with prednisolone and mesalazine
2007 - only 2 months in Summer without symptoms, on 2g twice a day of mesalazine, just finishing 10 week course of prednisolone and just starting 6 MP (didn't tolerate azathioprine due to nausea), mesalazine suppositories and prednisolone enemas. Also take probiotics.
Stopped smoking 2005.
Ulcerative procitis is still flared-up.