Started Remicade & stop everything else?

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   Posted 5/10/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI said I don't need to take Apriso or Colazol anymore (I was taking Apriso) or the Rowasa enemas.

Is that normal? I've kept taking the Apriso anyway because I had read that keeping high level of salicy***es in the colon provided protection against colon cancer.

Curious to hear what everyone else says!
37 year old mom of 2.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1995 (24 years old) / Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 (29 years old)
In remission for 4 years from 2005 - 3/2009 with colazol maintenance only.

Hospitalized for flare 3/23/09 - 3/25/09. Hospitalized 2nd time for same flare 4/17 - 4/22

Current Meds: Remicade, Apriso 4/day, Prednisone 10mg per day, Rowasa Enemas 2/day, Culturelle

Had 1st Remicade infusion in the hospital 4/22/09, 2nd infusion 5/7/09 (I think the first infusion put me in remission!)

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 5/10/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI has insisted I need to stay on Imuran while I'm doing Remicade. I've just boosted my dose to 100mg, but it caused me problems before, being on that high a dose, so we'll see.
39 year old woman
Diagnosed October 2008

location: Vancouver, BC

Current meds: 30 mg Prednisone, 100 mg Imuran. First Remicade infusion April 6/09.

Failed meds: Asacol, Pentasa

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