So I am just coming out of a flare and just as I am marevelling at how nice my bm's are.........I get that itchy/owie feeling and my hemi is back! GRRR! So I have had some blood in my stools, not mucousy blood but more like a flat type blood, the hemi is part in/part out. I got some steriod supp's and some prep h creme and it's helping (a few days ago).
But what I want to know is........Am I fooling myself? I just started tapering down from 40mg of pred a few weeks ago am now at 25mg and about to go to to 20mg. I think it's hemi blood........but I just don't know???? I only want to know if the flipping azathioprine is working for me or not??? I hate not knowing!
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
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 25mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!