Hi! At what point did you have to increase your 6MP and prednisone. I started on 40MG prednisone, tapering to 30 after a week and now on 20 for third week. A week into 20mg. doctor put me on 50MG 6-MP (now three weeks)- about when the bleeding that had stopped returned. It is only in mucuous with my formed stool. I also started on Anusol as most of my discomfort/UC is proctitis. I am supposed to taper to 15mg. prednisone next week but I think I better call and find out since I still see blood. NO other symptoms of UC really - almost normal otherwise. I do have "soreness" where I sit! BOY - I would love to lose my appetite (for a while) as I have gained a few lbs. and I am already WAY overweight.
I am now on 100mgs of 6MP. I started the drug January 20th. I hear it takes at least 3 months to work. I have no side effects EXCEPT loss of appetite.
I had to go back on prednisone and increase my 6MP because I was still flaring. Right now I am on 20mgs of pred. I guess the real answer will come after I am off the prednisone. Good luck.
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.
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