I'm on 12 pills of Asacol a day and the recommended three times a day dosing didn't work for me. I was always forgetting at least one dose. So, I take it in two doses. Would it be possible to split your dose into two sets a day instead of three?
I suggest taking all supplements and meds with some sort of food. I developed gastritis from taking pills on an empty stomach. Even a small glass of milk helps the cause - or a few crackers. (Oh cheese and crackers sound good - darn pred cravings!)
Yes, the pred moods are brutal! Three days after starting this round, the 'roid rage started out of no where. I was completely in shock.
Make sure to ask your doc all of your questions. Maybe there is something s/he can recommend that we don't know about
Hang in there!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio