We are in the same boat. I don't think you are unreasonable.
I started Azathioprine before I was completely off Prednisone (which I had for 3.5 months). When I was on Prednisone I felt great. It's a miracle drug for me and it's the first time I used it.
I saw blood again 2 weeks after I was off Prednisone. I have been taking Aza for 2 months now but the bleeding went on. And I think the probiotics and Metamucil tablets ease off my urgency and Ds, not the Aza.
I have told my doctor that I didn't want to start Aza but she said I should give it a try. Now I'm really lost.
When I told her over the phone last week that I was still bleeding but it wasn't worse than before, she said, "That's good. Let's wait and see."
But the fact is I want to feel better. At least, no more bleeding.
By the way, I miss the days when I was on Prednisone. I could eat anything I wanted--ice cream, nuts, fruits... Without those ice cream and nuts I would never have gained back the 8 lbs I lost during those bad days of Ds. (I weighed only 98 lbs. pre-UC.)
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare till the present.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema/suppository, Salofalk tablets 500mg x 3/day, Azathioprine 75 mg. Warfarin for my Deep Vein Thrombosis which resulted from diarrheas and dehydration in Feb 2008.
Supplements: Probiotics, Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and psyllium capsule (Metamucil)
Post Edited (burnabygirl) : 8/31/2008 11:54:15 PM (GMT-6)