Posted 10/14/2021 4:05 AM (GMT -8)
Hi everyone. I have had Coltiis since 2013 and have been on azathioprine for 4 years after failing mesalamine. I took prednisone once for a bad flare and it worked very well. Azathioprine has been very effective and kept me in remission for 4 years until a minor but stubborn flare that started June 2021. I tried entocort enemas for 8 weeks which helped, but every time I tapered them I would have blood again. My GI put me on 9mg cortiment (budesonide) for 8 weeks and it put me in full remission. I just stopped cortiment 2 days ago and saw a small amount of blood streaked stool today. I'm not going to jump to conclusions, but does anyone have suggestions on what could be done if I can't taper off budesonide? I'm not sure if it comes in 6mg or 3mg tablets... does this mean I've failed aza? Any suggestions, tips, words of wisdom, stories of hope would be much appreciated.