Thank you so much for that link Meesh. I am waiting for approval for Remicade. Doc said all insurance companies are different and some take longer than others for approval. The doctor's office notified them on Tuesday after my visit. The insurance company phone the office on Wednesday and wanted all my records...ugh...well, it will take at least a week to get through that mess. So far the 40 mgm of prednisone is doing nada. Doc doesn't want me to increase it because of my osteoporosis, high blood pressure (controlled well by meds though) and last time on pred (two months ago) blood glucose shot up to 237!
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare. Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count. Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.