6-mp is the usual course of treatment after steriods. have you used prednisone a lot to treat your flares. you may be dependent on steroids which is not good for long term health, and the reason the doc may want to switch you to another immunosuppressant.
the same was in my case but i treated it with alternative means.
hope you kick this flare in the butt.
Pharmacy Student, Class of 2009. Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lost so many years to this disease. I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD. My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO! (In remission since 2/15/08)
Meds 3200 mg Asacol, 2.5 mg Prednisone. Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! For me, diet works...