Hi. I had a question about
Entocort and how it has worked for anyone using it for U.C. I was diagnosed with the left-sided U.C. back in early '04, and none of the 5-asa type meds ever worked for me, and the only thing that does, is azathioprine and low dose prednisone(try to maintain at 5mg per day). I can't really seem to totally ween myself off prednisone. I have not at this point notice any side effects at all from taking a dose that low, and feel pretty healthy for the most part. However, my doc thinks I should get to the point where i'm not taking prednisone at all..no matter how low the dose. I started looking up more possible meds on the web, and noticed Entocort talked about
. I talked to my doc, and he immediately dismissed it saying..no, that's for crohn's patients, and that won't even get to the areas you need. But...being a new member to this group, I’m reading some of the postings, and I see some are using Entocort. Do you all think I should challenge my doc? Get a second opinion? I'd love to take something with a little less potentially dangerous side effects than the preds. I still often have those morning "events", but I feel fine during the day with the azathioprine and low dose preds, and my quality of life is as good as it could be with this disease, but wondering if those of you who are like me and cant' handle the 5-asa(mesalamine/sulfasalazine) drugs thought about
Entocort, or had any ideas about
other medications that might work. Thanks for your time in reading this.