Now that was fun since I had to go to one lab for CBC, etc. and another for the prometheus. My insurance will only cover part - expensive testing. I think the doctor is having me tested for celiac, etc. etc. I have been on 6 MP for 7 weeks - last 8 days went up to 75mg. and now he finally wants this test. I am not sure what is going on but he said it was important!
I have been having some short-lived pain around my sternum area - gas, etc. and I believe it is the increase in 6 MP. Doctor wants me to have my heart checked out. Geez! Gas-X helps and only three episodes is not enough to worry me yet!
I will get results in a week or so - then decide unless, of course, pain gets worse. UC is going great - not gone - but so much better.
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
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.