I agree with pb. I would ask about rectal meds. I've been on prednisone now for the better part of six months. Doctor just increased my 6MP to 75 mgm. Prednisone seems to stop the bleeding after only a few days on it. I am now tapered down to 20 mgm. I also do the cort enemas alternately with Canasa. Good luck.
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.