That is good info, i'm on pred now for the first time (for my kidneys and uc), I hope I can taper off and will definintely keep this in mind. Please keep us posted.
btw, who are you seeing at MA General? My friends dad goes there and just finished a Humira study for UC, I think he was on the placebo but now is on regular Humira and is doing really well.
Also, I plan to go to there at some point for a second opinion for drug treatments.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday. Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.