Erin...you mean to tell me your doctor has you on prednisone and is only seeing you once a year???? My GI doctor schedules me every three months when I am in remission and EVERY month when in a flare. He would never keep me on prednisone that long without seeing me often and having me tapering. I am on 6MP too. It takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months for the 6MP to "kick in" along with the prednisone.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.