Can someone give me the low down on this med? There is a possibility I'll need to start taking it and I don't know much about
it. My UC has been manageable for the last 10 years with just Asacol and Rowasa, with the few occassional rounds of prednisone, but this last flare up had my GI thinking about
putting me on 6mp. I'm gonna start researching it and have a doctor's appt later this month, but thought I would come here too and see what you all have to say about
How long does it take to "start working"?
What side effects did you have?
What do you like about this drug?
What don't you like about this drug?
I'm coming off prednisone (at 15 mg this week) and have started noticing some UC symptoms. This is NOT the norm for me when weaning off prednisone. I take it, go off it, and stay in remission for months. I have another appointment in a couple weeks and I want to be prepared with questions when I go in just in case he brings up the 6mp again.
Thanks in advance.
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
4800 mg Asacol a day; 1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission; Nexium
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies - must get better with my diet...I'm a slacker)