Did you say 13 times a day???? WOW! Or do you mean 13 pills? I take nine Colazal a day and the doctor upped my 6MP from 50 to 75 mgm a day along with my prednisone when I saw him yesterday achieve remission after tapering off the pred. So far, I haven't been able to do so with the 50 mgm. My WBC was 7.1 and usually it is 3.5, therefore, he feels I can safely get by with the 75 mgm. When I was in the hospital, my lipase was over 400 and Lipase over 200. He immediately took me OFF the 6MP as he felt it caused pancreatitis. However, after five days in the hospital my results returned to normal. Now, it was either due to the terrible inflammation or some fluke in the lab. Last week my amylase was 50 and Lipase 27, go figure.
Looking over my Hepatic Function Panel now....everything A-OK.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring. Afraid that I am pred dependant. Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper. Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.