I appear to be steroid dependent and have been researching ways to get off the Prednisone successfully. I found some information indicating that Methotrexate (Rheumatrox) in injectable formulation can be helpful in patients who cannot tolerate or be helped by Imuran or other Thiopurines and that it can also be helpful when taken in conjunction with Remicade. While I have experienced improvement with the Remicade, I am still not quite into remission and I am still unable to get off the Prednisone. My GI tried to get me off the Pred with Entocourt, but that wasn't helpful.
I haven't come across any posts regarding Methotrexate and UC and was wondering if anyone here has any experience or has heard anything about it.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97;
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, was almost off, back to 40 mg; 12/1/07 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron sucrose) injections;
9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Bad reactions: Imuran( 2/07)