So, just got back from my hospital appointment where yet another GI has decided to take over my treatment. I haven't really had the best time of it lately and 5 weeks ago I was changed from asacol and predfoam to Mezavant xl ( I think it may be called lialda in the US ?) I was also put in oral pred (40mg). That was five weeks ago and I've not improved at all, still bloating, pain, blood, rushing yo the bathroom etc. The last few days I've developed a very sore chest like I've got a chest infection and its quite hard to breath so had a chest X-ray done.
Anyway my doctor believes I'm immune to steroid treatment and not responding to conventional treatment. He has stated I'm having another flexi sigmoidoscopy on Wednesday ( had 1 and a full colonoscopy in the last five months already) and then he wants to start me on remicade which I'm absolutely terrified about
! I'm so so upset about
having this treatment. Not only that he gave me a prescript
ion which I thought was antibiotics for my chest but they are immune suppressants called Azathioprine, I'm really not clued up on meds and he never explained what this medicine was at all. I still have to take my pred and mesavant and stuff too. I'm a walking bloody pharmacy
Now I'm terrified of the Azathioprine and I'm even more devastated about
the remicade. What am I in for with these drugs ?
4x 1200mg Mezavant xl
30mg prednisolone oral
2x 50mg Azathioprine
1x 30mg lansoprazol
2x. Natecal d3
Soon to start remicade :(
Post Edited (Balajake) : 1/2/2013 11:56:48 AM (GMT-7)