I need to put in a call to my NP. I still love prednisone - took care of every ache and pain like supersaw said until I got two weeks into 20 mg. and blood streaks appeared again and still there. Everything else is about same - 2 to 3 BM max a day, not much cramping or pain - some lower back aches.
BUT - I am on 6MP for nearly 4 weeks - no problems just not doing anything but I understand it takes a while. Wondering if I have to go back up to 25 or 30 mg. - stop and bleeding and work down again.
Southernbelle - why could you not take 6-MP? Just wondering if I should be looking for something else to happen. So far - no problems with it but only on 50 mg. and doc talked about 75 or 100 mg.
Glad I tried prednisone and using it to stop flaring certainly sounds reasonable - keeping an eye on vision, joint pain and other problems.
NOW - please go get me a donut!! hee hee
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.