Thanks! I find that on this forum mostly everyone on 6MP is also on other drugs - not just rectal. Lialda was working somewhat for me but I developed an intolerance like all the mesalamines. There is nothing I can take with the 6MP but steroids or rectal meds with steroids.
I am anxious to find out what the prometheus tests show and what my doctor says and the specialist I am going to in Albany. I am thankful that I only pay a small amount of the cost. I don't have to pay for any doctor visits and only $9 a month per perscription so money is never a factor for me.
You are lucky you don't have the side effects I have from 75 mg. Actually, I have some with 50 but I can tolerate them ok. I wake up EVERY morning with nausea but goes away after I eat breakfast usually or I take pepto. With 75 mg. I feel "wasted" all day!!
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
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.