Those following me and interested to know - I finally got a call back from my NP who discussed with the doctor the next step in my tapering prednisone and increasing 6MP. I had called three times and left a message. They had so many problems with their phones that they missed many calls in the last two weeks and they all came up today - modern technology at its best!!
Anyway, I wrote here I decided to increase my prednisone from 20 to 25 mg. when bleeding returned while tapering from 40 to 30 and then 20. I have been on 25 for 6 days and blood is gone as far as I can see and I feel better. Still some spasms in rectal area but no D or blood and less symptoms of any kind. All rectal meds I have used so far made it worse so staying away from them for now.
I am also on 6MP now for 40 days at 50MG.
So, tonight I start on 75Mg. 6MP and stay on 25mg predinisone and have extenstive blood testing next Thursday and go from there.
Just hope all continues and 6MP kicks in soon. Doctor is anxious to get me lower on rednisone and off as soon as possible.
Wish me luck!
This has been almost a year now and time to get into full remission!!
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. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
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