Probably those of you who can tolerate strong drugs should be happy. I failed them all - or they failed me! Anyway, my new gastro doctor took me off 6 MP - could not take strong enough to do any good without getting so sick. I have been on rectal drugs only for over a month while tapering from 20 mg. of prednisone and a week ago stopping. Doc told me I am too old for Remicade, etc. as there is too much risk!
NOW - symptoms of UC returning - blood, mucous and low pain and cramping. No diarrhea - YET! No sure what to do next. Have to call doc I guess - such a fun disease!!
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Cannot tolerate mesalamines. New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now. Hope it works! (finding it impossible to do three times a day however)
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.