I researched and found lots of great (and maybe not so great) info on prednisone and 6MP for maintenance.
After exhausting all the other better-for-you medications, I am now on prednisone - 40 mg. one week, then 30 and 20 - then call doctor. He mentioned 6MP to maintain remission (should I ever get there). At what point woudl that be added? I am day 4 on prednisone, feeling good, symptoms certainly better, etc. Affecting my vision the most since I have starting of cataracts and corneal transplants - hope that improves!
Would suppositories be good? I have mostly rectal symptoms, etc. I have used Canasa, Rowasa, and hydrocortisone. Could not tolerate!
Please any info would be appreciated!
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.