Thanks for all of the replies! I really appreciate your thoughts and advice.
I am going into my fourth day of Pred. I "feel" good, but that's never really been an issue for me. The symptoms seem to be a little better, I guess.
Anyway, I have been reading some of the posts and it looks like some people feel they do better on a lower dosage of Asacol, or whatever maintenance med they are taking.
I am taking 3 Lialda, 1 Canasa, 40 mgs of Pred, and 50 mgs of Imuran. I started the Imuran and the Pred at the same time, but I have been on the Lialda and Canasa since January. The inflammation is limited to the left side of my colon and lower. The doc said the biopsies from the rest of my colon didn't show any inflammation.
So, the point of my babbling is that I think I might see what happens if I only take 2 Lialda. Maybe I am in a bit of an overload. But, I want to be a good patient, and do what the doc says to do, you know? But then again, they don't know EVERYTHING, and I am the one who has dealt with this for the last SEVEN years of my life!!!!
Maybe I will give it another week with the 3 Lialda and the rest of the meds and see what happens. Do you guys think that a person's size has anything to do with dosing? I am 5 feet and weigh 110? Probably not with the Lialda, though, because it's pretty much topical, right? Since Pred is supposed to be the wonder drug, I'm not going to mess with the dosage of it or the Imuran.
The doc told me husband that I had severe inflammation. So, it really doesn't seem to me that the Lialda was doing a whole lot. Oh, well - just a thought.
Thanks for listening!
40 mgs of Pred
50 mgs of Imuran
1 Canasa at night