I have a call in about the blood tests. NP should call me by 5 p.m. as usual.
Concerning the bone density - had one before taking prednisone/6MP - last year! The doctor said "you have bones of a teenager". I only hope they are staying that way. Aches and pains are muscular - no bone pain except my knees that don't have any cartiledge (for many years now) and need replacing if I can ever get this UC under control. I have been on prednisone since Feb. 1 tapered to 20 and then back up to 25. 6MP since Feb. 27.
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.