Reading all the material - seems no problem for me trying it anyway - don't take any other medication to cause problems, don't drink alcohol and just have to wait for side effects or not! It mentioned fungal infections being a problem. I have many of those - like every other week or so - under the folds of my skin in damp places. It is like "jock itch". As far as I know it has not invaded my body - only once infected my lower area briefly. Right now fungus free but I never know when it will return. I use Desenex powder to prevent it and cortisone cream to heal it. I forgot to tell my gastro doc about it!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc. Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD