I am on both prednisone and 6MP. I need knee replacement surgery and my gastro doc agreed that no problem after I go into remission to stop 6MP for a while to get my system back to "normal", having the surgery and then returning to 6MP at some point for maintenance of UC. I will probably stay on small dose of prednisone while having surgery. Time will tell.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.