sorry Marty! but hopefully this will get you on the track to remission!
They need to check to see how you metabolize imuran (aka azathioprine) or 6-mp and then if you go on either of those you will have blood tests every three months to check your liver and blood count.
I hate pred, but I hate flaring worse than pred...........
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07. Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
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 10mg 1xday, Lipitor 10mg 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!