lol, yeah I could
open my own colitis drug store, Asacol, Lialda, enema's 4 sale!
I talked to my GI and told him I started at 20 (which was true, just left out the part where I put myself up to 40 last week) he said well you can go up to 40 for two weeks and to call him in two weeks to let him know how I am doing or if I get worse to call him earlier. He said that if I am doing better then I can taper by 10mg a week till I get to 20 then taper by 5mg a week till I reach 5mg (which I am on for my kidneys). He was really good and supportive. I said I know I should not have done this w/out consulting you but.........
He was very good about
it and said that we may need to start thinking about
remicade and I said yes I have been thinking about
that and surgery as well.
I have an HMO and need to get a referral, which is not a problem, I can go through my primary but I think I would want to go through my GI anyway I guess and just be up front about
it he'll find out anyway (same office). I'll just say well I can have an option of getting on a Humira study and I want to know all my options and that my family is driving me nuts to do it (but in a good way = ) and that I really like and respect him and wouldn't anyone want a 2nd opinion???
Silent lucidity - 80mg is sometimes prescribed for people w/Nephrotic Syndrome (kidney disease) but it is a very high dose.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!