When colazol don't work is Imuran better or what else

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   Posted 1/8/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Came from my GI today. I have been on Colzaol for about 3 weeks and nothing better. Still blood.

Doctor says I should try remicide or IMuran.

Remicide is very expensive

How well does Imuran work?

He says I should get off the colzal

but should I keep the preds?

Thanks Guys.
34 just diagnosed with UC
on Colazol 9 pills a day
4 times a day Predocine

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   Posted 1/8/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
You shouldn't get off the Prednisone without your doctor's consent. I have never tried Imuran but heard it takes a few months to see results on it. You could ask your insurance exactly how much your co-pays for Remicade would be. For me, it was only $20 a treatment. It worked pretty good for a while.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Jan 29) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil as needed, Darvocet, Tylenol pm

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