Just started on Azathioprine about 5 mins ago. Had a colonoscopy about a month ago, and the pentasa just wasn't doing it alone. It somewhat controlled my D, but never got the inflammation totally under control.
My dr. put me on 60mg of pred and did some bloodwork and suggested Azathioprine. I was pretty hesitant and took a couple weeks to decide. My dr. let me make my own decision, but ultimately said that was his suggestion. What made my decision is that fact that I'm on pred but still not 100%.
I am staying on the pentasa...and tapering the pred. and just starting this.
I guess I'm just wanting to know if anyone has had any luck with this working for them and what to expect. Please don't tell me any horror stories... haha.. i put up a pretty tough front, but I'll stay awake all night wondering haha.
Thanks for your feedback...wish me luck...I'm gonna fight to keep my colon as long as I can safely do so....wanting remmission so bad!!
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - pancolitis
Pentasa 500mg 2pills-4x daily, 50mg Azathioprine
60...40mg Calicium + Vit D
Vitamin B12, probiotics, fish oil
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"