how many years on cortfoam?

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   Posted 2/11/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
anyone been on this stuff for years??? just wondering. my GI swears it is safe for long term use (though he doesn't plan for me to use it daily, more like as needed once I settle down, IF I settle down), but still I am unsure because of the steroid in it. so, just curious if, in reality, people are on this for years and if so, how often? daily? weekly? as needed? thanks.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.
Getting married October, 2008!!!!

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   Posted 2/11/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been using it for 3 years now.It is really helpful at the minute because i'm in a lot of pain in that area and it is bringing great relief.At the minute i use it 3 times a day.But i also use small amounts ina ddition to this to apply on the skin around the area when i am having irritation caused by high frequency of BM's.
    I really would be lost without it. I haven't had any  side effects yet and hope this continues.
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/propranalol


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   Posted 2/11/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on it for as long as 1 year BEFORE tapering off of it...the amount of steroids that gets released into your bloodstream is minimal compared to taking oral steroids, which is why there is virtually no side effects from it and why it's also safe enough to be on it long term.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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