As you can read from my signature I have been a year trying everything and finding out a lot about what works and what doesn't, etc. I cannot take any mesalamines.
Two weeks ago I had the blood tests after taking 75 mg. 6MP for a week and all was ok. BUT - side effects made me drop down to 50 mg. I have been on 6MP for almost 3 months - seeing no change along with 25mg. prednisone (went down to 20 twice but bleeding got worse).
So, NP called with doctors instructions....
75mg. 6MP starting today for a week and then promethius tests again (they did the wrong one last time - ugh), taper prednisone 5 mg. every 5 days, hydrocortisone enemas every night for one week (tried them before and they made me worse).
I told NP I am willing - just hope the body is! All blood tests normal for white blood count, no c-diff from stool sample.
Also, he is referring me to a specialist GI doctor in Albany, NY. That is good - never hurts to get a second opinion. I am a senior with mild to moderate mostly proctitis and just is not respoinding.
Wish me luck!
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.