I am trying to come off pred, down to 5mg 1day 2.5mg the next day. Every now and then there is a small amount of blood, I think my body is still adjusting to the taper. I go once or twice a day.
I see a lot of people on imuran, 5ASA's etc that still have to take pred for a flare up.
My question is: Are the meds really helping us or is taking the pred for flare ups what is keeping us going. I am wondering if I am taking the imuran for nothing? I mean lets say I taper off pred and a few months later I flare up.......I would think the imuran is not doing it's job???
Anyone know or can you share your thoughts?
Beth, 33 ~ 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. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg/2.5mg alt days 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!