Flaring again - thinking nothing will help

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   Posted 4/21/2009 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so I have been on 75 mg 6mp since March. I was flaring with 1200mg of Asacol 3 xs a day before that,
so my GI
decided to try something new. I started Pred from Feb to March (40mg tapering every week until done)
The thing is, I have been in remission since mid Feb,(the Pred always seems to help) But now I'm starting to flare again!! What the hell???!! I'm starting to think NOTHING will put me in remission longer than a month!! I will welcome any suggestions!! I'm soo frustrated!!

I just added a title to your post :)

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Johnny K
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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
your not really in remission the pregnison is helping but thats what it does basically as soon as the drugs get lowered the flair comes back because you are still flairing just being controlled by the high dosage of meds...you may not be able to come off the preg or you may be like me where you go back on it every few months. i chose to have surgery because of that its bad to be continually on the preg so perhaps look into some herbal remmidies along with your medical treatment and see if that helps also watch waht your eating good luck and i hope you get undercontrol.

21 Male in Michigan
Dioganosed with UC: sept 2000
J-pouch Surgery: august 2008
Feeling wonderful and hoping I can help :)

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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
     You should have been taking the prednisone along with the 6MP until the 6MP "kicked in" which usually takes anywhere from three to six months.  Tell your doctor.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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