Been a UC sufferer for almost eleven years. First drugs prednisone and Asacol. After the prednisone taper, stayed on Asacol but since I was in remission, decided to stop taking it after a year....big mistake. Suffered a flare two years later and place on Colazal because my UC is located in the rectum. Been on Colazal ever since. Suffered another flare in 2003 which is when my doctor put me on 6MP along with the prednisone. Make a long story short....still suffer yearly flares.....this is my second flare in less than a year though. Now on 100 mgm of 6MP, 30 mgm of prednisone (weekly 5 mgm taper), Colazal, Cort enemas nightly and Canasa suppository in morning. Also on Benicar for high BP, probiotics, Fish oil supplement, calcium. Prenisone has left me with osteoporosis, insomnia and mood swings...ugh, I hate this disease.
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****.