Just got off the phone w/my GI, says he agrees I should stop the mesalamine drugs and b/c of my kidneys says may not be good idea to ever start them up again. He says w/the prednisone, will likely put me in remission for a while and then says only thing right now he would recommend would be immuran and that I need to call him next mo. after my appt w/my Nephrologist, which he knows the Dr. so says he will try to call him.
Says b/c of the prednisone, not to start any other drugs for my colitis now but will begin discussions next month. (still have 6 mos to go on the pred.)
Also, GI says he did not rountinely do urinalysis but did one for me (which I thanked him for helping to find my kidney disease) and says that he will likely do them for all his patients on mesalamine drugs.
Thanks everyone for listening and for all your support. Next month will begin looking more into immuran and/or non-prescription things I can do. Right now, need to concentrate on my kidneys and then will begin working on that.
Hopefully if he does the urinalysis he can help others!
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 1xweek 70mg. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.