So I found that a hypersensitivity to mesalamine can cause minimal change nephropathy, aka minimal change disease, which is what I have.
I checked on the Lialda website and it says the above and to take w/caution if you have renal dysfunction.
The mesalamine could have caused my MCD and why should I continue to take it? So, I just left a message for my Kidney Doc and also asked about being on Lialda and Prednisone at the same time. I'll take his response to my GI and make my own decision from there about continuing to take the mesalamine drugs.
If I don't take the mesalamine drugs and I dont want to be on prednisone, what can I take?
Not making any decisions yet but definitely going to get to the bottom of this one. Kinda aggravates me that the Doc didn't pick up on that........