I start entyvio next Tuesday (with 15 mg methotrexate once a week) and they're basically thinking this is my last hurrah before surgery. Was recently hospitalized for a week and steroids got me stable, but god, do i hate them!!
Since the hospital I'm trying really hard to exercise, hydrate at least 2L of water a day, eat well, meditate, do daily yoga, etc... and so far so good, but as I'm tapering my pred I'm noticing the lovely bleeding slowly creeping back at 30 mg. Today i started 25mg (tapering 5mg a week). So, entyvio is hopefully coming into my life right on time. Basically my questions are...
Any information I should know about
entyvio? Common side effects? I've researched but I find UCers always know what's vital about
Any personal experiences?
Does the fact that its only ten years old mean I should be weary about
long term effects?
Any lifestyle suggestions i can try while on it that will help it actually work?
Should i be scared that I'm on so many meds while starting entyvio? (See below)
Thank you lovely people,
26 year old female. Currently on...
40 mg of pred beginning. Currently at 25 mg (only 5 more weeks! Yay!)
15 mg methotrexate once a week + folic acid daily, except on methotrexate days.
Nightly corto enema for two weeks.
Vancomycin x 4 a day until August 4 (contracted cdiff in hospital. Joy.)
Iron. Vitamin D drops. Multivitamin. Bio-K Plus probiotic.
* Last and final remicade infusion was May 6 2015. Tests showed that even though my body was swimming with remicade it was virtually useless for me :(
Post Edited (mlena89) : 6/17/2015 8:58:19 AM (GMT-6)