Heather, I take 100 mgm of 6MP now along with 30 mgm of prednisone (tapering 5 mgm per week from 40 mgm), nine Colazal daily, Cort enemas nightly and Canasa in the mornings...also, probiotics, fish oil capsule and multivitamin. My main problem is that tiny portion at the end of the rectum. Really painful! I don't have diarrhea. As a matter of fact, I didn't even move my bowels today at all! That sort of concerns me because it may mean I will go at least three times tomorrow. I'm not bleeding anymore either. Just wish I knew exactly what was going on down there. I take a multivitamin with Iron....wonder if that may be binding me. But I feel so tired all the time. Another odd thing, prednisone usually increases my blood pressure, sometimes to alarming levels. However, in this flare, my pressure has been 110/60, so I cut out my Toprol xl and only take the Benicar...don't want to fall on my face..lol. Weird!
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.