Naina, what you describe is known as a prednisone-dependency at 15mgs which means you need at least that dosage of pred in order to maintain your current uc symptoms. Most certainly, you don't want to remain on pred over the longterm (which is risky). So, you need to either add another medicine or increase the dosage of your current medication before you can kick pred.
- What is your current dosage of Pentasa? Most oral meslamine-based medications are prescribed in up to 5,000 mg per day dosages. If you are taking less than 5,000 mgs per day then ask your GI for a higher dosage prescript
-Have you considered some sort of rectal meslamine (cansa suppositories or Rowasa enemas)? They could be enough to get you off of the dreaded pred. Ask your GI about
what rectal meds are available in your area and get a prescript
ion for one.
35 yr old male/ proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Daily 75mg 6MP + 5g Lialda + Rowasa + 15mg Prednisone (tapering)
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me.
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