I HATE PREDNISONE!!! But it is the only drug that helps me into remission. I am now tapered down to 10 mgm...yippeee, but been on it since June 11th. If the doctor would just start me at 40 and stop messing around with starting me on 20 mgm (which does absolutely nada) maybe I could have been off it sooner. I take a Cort enema nightly and Canasa in the morning and I do think they help a lot. Started Flaxseed oil capsules today in addition to the probiotics and fish oil. I see improvement in my ulcerative proctitis but now have to go for a stat CBC tomorrow because the 100 mgm of 6MP lowered my white count to 1.6....ugh. Off the 6MP for two weeks. I will NEVER go back to that high of a dose again......thinking really of never going back on that crap.
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****.