Well, just back from consultant's.
Told him I've no control over my bowel, going to toilet 4 times a day, huge amount of wind, D, terrible cramp, loose solids and bloody water between 1 out of 2 or 3 times/movement.
He said the disease was not under control and to take the following steps:
Stop taking Pentasa for a week to see if urgency/D stops
Stay on my 10mg prednisolone and go up to 15mg if get worse
Start on azathioprine, 50mg tablet once a day until results of first blood test (to see if I have a certain type of enzyme in my blood) and, if all ok, increase to 3 tablets/day.
Blood tests every week and to watch for any pain/illness/changes & particularly signs of pancreatitis.
Must admit I'm concerned it seems that one of the drugs (mesalazine) is already crossed off the list & we don't have that many drugs. I'm wondering what will happen if the azathioprine doesn't work?
He reckoned it will take around 12 weeks to take effect, but 85% of people do very well on it.
Anyone had experiences (good/bad) of azathioprine? Just wondering what to expect.
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