I'm on Apriso (4 pills daily), mesalamine enema (twice weekly), and a probiotic. I've been in remission (with ZERO symptoms) since May, and this was my first flare. I'm feeling pretty hopeful at this point. At my last appointment, I asked my GI about
lowering my Apriso dose, and he said he wanted to see me in remission for a year before we talk about
doing that. I see him next in January (unless I need to go in before then, which I sincerely hope I don't!), and I think I'll ask again about
lowering the Apriso. I just want to be able to increase both my oral and rectal meds at the first sign of a flare, and I believe 4 pills is the max daily dose of Apriso. I won't go lower than twice weekly on the enemas, because I believe they help keep flares from developing.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.