Since I was in the ER yesterday I got an appointment at my GI today.
He gave me Uceris and Colozal. Also I'm allowed to up Imuran to 100 mg and taper Prednisone (yay)
He wants me to taper Pred every 3 days for 10 mg and then stop at after 3 days of 10 mg. He says since I'm covered with Uceris it's ok colitis-wise. He says there is no danger of Addison's disease when I taper that quickly. I told him my concern that it may be too fast but he assured me it's ok.
I talked to my insurance company and they are covering Uceris up to $123. I talked to a rep of the Uceris savings card and with the card they will lower it down to $25. I'm so glad. My GI gave me 10 days worth of samples too.
My bleeding has thankfully stopped again. However, I had some d this morning.
I wonder how big those Colozal pills are? It states 750 mg I'm afraid that's going to be too big for me to swallow. The pharmacy didn't have it in stock. They'll have it in on Friday so I didn't get to see them yet. If they are too big I'm sticking with Apriso.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Failed past treatments: Mesalazine, Azathioprine, MTX, Sulfasalazine, Humira, LDN
Successful past treatments: Prednisone, Remicade
Current Treatments: Prednisone taper, Azathioprine 100 mg, Colozal 3x/day, Uceris 9 mg, Cortenema as needed
Currently flaring since beginning of '12 - now pancolitis
Last coloscopy: 2/28/2013
Post Edited (Andrina) : 3/26/2013 2:51:15 PM (GMT-6)