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Worried Parents

My Son Has Ulcerative Colitis

Our son is 22 and was diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis in May of 2010. He has been on prednisone and Apriso for the past year and Imuran was also added to the list 5 months ago. As soon as he gets the prednisone lowered to 10 mgs his bleeding starts all over again. Then he has to up the prednisone and it takes months to get it lowered again, only to start all over again. Does anyone have any suggestions? We need help.

Submitted by “RKD” in the Colitis Venting Area

 

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3 Responses to Worried Parents

  1. Mike October 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Has he dropped since being on Imuran? It can take up to 6 months for Imuran to kick in.

  2. worried parents October 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    It has been 6 months on the imuran 1 year on Apriso maybe longer and on prednisone 20 mgs right now. Hasn’t noticed any improvements since taking the Imuran. Starting Humeria in 2 weeks.

  3. Tatiana March 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    my daughter was on Imuran for a few years and had same problem with prednisone being dropped to 10 mgs and starting to bleed again. We took her off Imuran and started her on 6mp. she has been on this for 4 years now and she has had only 1 flare up. I also give her ulitimate 10 probiotic once a day and she gets a serving of oatmeal a day but i reduced it to 3 times a week to soak up the acid in her gi track.
    she has had UC since she was 3 and she is now 11. she also tried all kinds of meds and the ones that work for her was pentasa 500 mg 2x day. 25mg of 6mp 1.0 ML 2 xs day. that is about it. Good luck.

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