they said they wanted my medical records faxed. All my GI records, Kidney and Primary.
will call to confirm they got the info.
I would like to make an appointment with a Gastroenterologist. Enclosed are my medical records. At this time I am on azathioprine while tapering prednisone. I am not sure if the azathioprine is working for me and my next step seems to be remicade. I flared at 5mg of prednisone last taper (may be b/c I took 2 aspirin, don’t know for sure), then went back up to 40mg and tapered, today am at 20mg. At this time I am not taking 5ASA’s because they may have caused my kidney disease. Also, because of my kidney disease My GI and Nephrologist may switch me to Cellcept instead of Azathioprine.
I would like to consult with one of your Gastroenterologists, because I want to understand more about Cellcept for ulcerative colitis (avoid flaring) and if azathioprine fails me and remicade does, my next option may be surgery.
If I can provide any additional information please let me know.
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!