Sorry to hear that Elaine. I have been on the prednisone since June 11th now, tapered down to 30 mgm....moon FACE...ugh!!! Doc hates me on this stuff and I am not overjoyed either. I am having formed bowel movements, no blood, just a bit of mucus, but I can still feel that inflammation in the rectum, very stubborn. I am going to keep up with my chiropractic visits as long as my insurance will allow. Unfortunately, I think they only allow ten visits and I had two already and will go three times this coming week. Yesterday, I did feel some benefit. A LOT less stress and anxiousness.
So far I seem to tolerate the 100 mgm of 6MP. Thursday I go for an ultrasound of the gall bladder, liver and pancreas. Seems there was a slight increase in my bilirubin. The following week I have my other blood studies drawn. I am very interested to see how far my white count has fallen, hope not too far.
This disease is lousy, but what disease is good?
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****.