Posted 5/29/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Everyone - I'm new to UC. Diagnosed in earlier this year after a colonoscopy. So far, I've used/tried: Mesalamine enema, Colozal (simply did not work), Lialda (caused blood in stool) and Sulfasalzine (allergic). Now I'm taking Pentasa. I've also been on Predisone for about 5 weeks now. I continue to have pain in my colon as well as lots of spasms across my chest area. My doctor says that if the Predisone doesn't start working soon, he wants to switch me to 6-MP. This scares me. I also have hypothyroidism (another auto-immune disease) - I'm not sure if that is relevant or not, but I thought I'd mention it.
I'm wondering if anyone out there has been through the 5-ASAs and is now using 6-MP - if so, how is it working out for you? Thanks!