Had an appointment with my GI yesterday... actually went well. We're going to to continue to taper the pred. After that is gone he wants to wait another couple weeks and if things keep going as well as they have been he's willing to start trying to taper me off some of the other meds. Starting with the butt meds. Then workin on the lialda. His opinion is that I may be able to get totally off the pred and butt meds, but the best we'll probably do is 1-2 lialda a day. But he is willing to shoot for no meds which is my goal. That said.. I had a rough day today... not sure. Have been extra tired last few days, thinkin my body has been tryin to fight off a bug or something. Had been down to 1 normal bm a day... but today went 5 times. Of course today is the first day of present taper and I always seem to go through a couple bad days at each level... just never this bad. Sure am hopin it was a bug and my body has been able to fight it off. Guess next couple days will tell.
Anywho... heres to hopin for a med free existance.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet
as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08**down to 12.5 mg of pred 2/13/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol