I used to use Canasa, but they began having no effect on my flare. I have more recently tried the Rowasa, but due to my symptoms, I have a hard time keeping the medication in, if you get what I mean....it's like 20 minutes max. I may try it on nights where my flare isn't quite as bad....but I'm not sure if using Rowasa on occasion is even worth the struggle?
I've only been on Imuran for 3 weeks now, and can predict I will have my first Remicade infusion within the month. So I am no where near the time needed for Imuran to take full effect. Maybe should I suggest to my GI that I get off Imuran and just concentrate on Remicade? I'd rather try just one, and not both at the same time. I am already having enough side effects from the predisone and Imuran together!! prednisone is horrible!
I currently take Viactive chews, but I may try something new....kinda sick of the chews flavor. Do you recommend anything?
Does anyone else find they are being "over-medicated"? I know many don't beleive so, or case, so long as they get into remission.
25, Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis 7/2006
Colonoscopy on 1/5/2009 - severe proctitis, but has not spread!
Current Treatment: Asacol (3pills 2X/day), Rowasa, Prednisone (currently on 35mg, tried tapering multiple times since September 2008 to no avail), Imuran 50mg, Ultimate Flora probiotics, digestive enzymes, beginning Remicade once I clear my testing
Status: Worst flare so far, since August