Posted 5/17/2017 9:40 AM (GMT -6)
As posted a lot lately, my proctitis is at its worst and is not responding to Remicade. I have been on Entocort for 5 years and a half now. My GI wants to switch immediately to Cortiment. I have my fears that after all these years of taking entocort on a daily basis, my intestines won't have the daily dose of entocort and I might flare up. He told me that my TI is responding to Remicade and when on Remicade, I should not take entocort.
I suggested to alternate taking entocort and cortiment every other day but in this way my intake of coriment, on average, will be 4.5 mg. My doctor accepted reluctantly. I started yesterday tapering entocort off to 4.5 mg as the last flare up necessitated upping the dose to 6 mg.
However, my proctitis is extremely painful these days. Taking my daily dose of colifoam is a torture although I lubricate the nozzle. I also take pentasa suppositories. I can't sit because of the stabbing pain. I need to switch to the full dose of 9 mg of cortiment but I'm afraid of having a TI relapse? Any insights?
GERD, perianal fistula, CD, IBS, persistent mouth ulcers & fissures
Meds: Remicade, Entocort 3 mg, Rifaximin, Nexium, Imuran, Baclofen, Zantac, Maalox, Calcium supplement, multivitamin, B shots, vit. D
Pred 40 mg from Oct. 2010 till Jan. 2012
Previous: Mesalamine tablets & supp., colifoam
Failed:Azathioprine (generic), Methotrexate