I just got back from my GI's office for a consultation. I'm a few weeks into a flare and wanted to double-check with you all to make sure what my GI said sounds good. This is my first flareup since being initially diagnosed with this disease. I have been on Predisone 40mg for 2 weeks (plus my usual 4,800mg Lialda and nightly Rowasa 4,000mg). I am now down to 6 bms a day with no blood or mucus (which is an improvement from 12-20 bms a few weeks back). My flex-sig 2 weeks back showed a lot of inflammation 50 cm in, which is as far as he could see with the scope.
I am starting tomorrow on 6MP (brandname Purinethol) at 50mg. He says it takes 6 weeks till 6MP takes full affect and he therefore wants me to start now. I have weekly blood tests for it.
I see my GI again in 2-3 weeks and at that time he'll begin the taper off of the Predisone then.
He had mentioned he wanted me to switch from Lialda back to Asacol HD, but I had just
opened a new bottle this morning. I guess that will have to wait untill this Lialda bottle runs out.
He said my blood work came back good, looked normal with no signs of anemia.
34; Currently flaring w/6 daily bms
Rx: Daily 40mg Prednisone, 4x Lialda, and 1x Rowasa w/ no supplements or diet mods.
Dx: 2-2012 ulcerative proctosigmoiditis
Post Edited (iPoop) : 1/22/2013 2:16:45 PM (GMT-7)