Thanks so much! I know my GI doc is considering something for maintenance if/when the prednisone works for me. Looks like it is working but, of course, I cannot stay on it forever (I feel so good- wish I could). So, I am reading and learning and hope to have an educated discussion with him about the next step. I know he mentioned 6MP. I am pretty sure my insurance will pay for any of these medications and/or treatments.
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.