I have had UC for about three years and am in clinical and endoscopic remission after my last hospital admission with IV steroids and hydration. I am currently having few symptoms and am on Lialda 2.4 gm daily. I also have just found out that my hyperthyroidism is under control with my current meds. So, the health is fairly stable. I've gained a little weight as well, which is good.
My GI wants to start 6-mp as a maintenence drug. I took Imuran in the beginning, but it didn't have an effect. That said, I was in my worst flare and only Remicade worked. I have since stopped Remi due to the cost and have been ok since that time. So, they are thinking 6mp might be a better drug to maintain remission.
My thought is that I should add a medication if I'm already doing well on what I'm taking now. I can always start rectal meds if I flare or up the 5 ASA. Why add a chemo med if I don't really need it right now? Any thoughts?
Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism
Lialda 2.4 Gm, Methimazole 5 mg, Atenolol 25 mg
In remission after almost 3 years :)