I met with a new GI doc this past Thursday and my initial thoughts are pretty favorable. He asked me about my history and what meds I was on. I didnt have any tests or medical history on paper because I forgot to ask my current GI's nurse to send them so he wants to see me again in 3 weeks so he can make "medical" decisions.
The one major thing he noticed was that I was on very low dose of Asacol (2 pills 3 x day). He thinks that i should defintily double the dosage but in doing so, I would be taking an additional 6 pills a day to an already 20+ a day. So, he prescribed me Lialda to cut down on the amount of pills I have to take (4 once daily) and actually gave me a free months supply.
He also made me take a prometheus test to see if I'm even metabolizing the 6mp.
My question is, has anyone swithced from Asacol to Lialda and see results? I know they're essentially the same drug but who knows...
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Diagnosed with PSC: 3/9 --now taking Urso
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
6MP - 50mg - 5/04/09 - 100mg - started 6/11/09 - back to 50mg 7/8/09
Mens Multi Vitamin - 1 a day
Vitamin A Deficient - 10,000mg a day
Calcium & Vitamin D3 - 1200mc of Calcium and 800iu of Vitamin D3
Jaro - Dophilus Probiotic (3.4 Billion) - 1 a day
~~~Praying for a cure~~~~