hello, i am sorry for everything that is going on. i know exactly how you feel. i would also just try the prednisone before going to Imuran. after you taper the prednisone see what happens and then make a decision. i would also recommend trying a steriod enema as it reaches higher up into your colon. the foam is good for proctitis - though it never helped me. you never know what might do the trick. in my case..nothing did and now i am on 6MP and prednisone after a major flare that sent me to the hospital. hang in there!
severe ulcerative proctitis - march 05 diagnosed
proctosigmoiditis - january 09 diagnosed
hospitalized - 3/08 for 6 days of IV steriods
hospitalized - 1/09 for 5 days of IV steriods / put on 6MP (50 mgs)
past meds: colozol, sulfasalzine, hydrocortisone enemas, canasa, rowasa and prednisone
current meds: 6MP (50mgs), Asacol 12 pills, Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic, fish oil, calcium w/ vitamin d 2x a day, prenatal vitamin & extra vitamin c and b12