I started at 40 mg. - now down to 20 mg. I am very sensitive to all medications so had to start at 40.
I do have moonface after a couple weeks - down to 30 mg. Lots of energy but that is waning since down now to 20 mg. for one more week and then 15. Actually, feeling good - bleeding stopped after about 4 days. Now back to some mixed with mucous but much better. Started 6MP and waiting for that to kick in. MUNCHIES - be prepared to want to eat everything in sight!!(like going to bed thinking about what is for breakfast)
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc. Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.