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I was diagnosed with UC in April this year. I started on prednisone and Mesalazine immediately. The prednisone worked really quickly however as soon as they started to cut the dose my symptoms came straight back. I have been up and down on different doses of prednisone but was told I'm steroid dependant. My specialist has then tried me on two immunosuppressants with the hope of taken me of prednisone. I have tried both azathioprine and Mercaptopurine and unfortunately had allergic reactions to both medications 4-6 weeks after starting treatment so was removed of azathioprine first and then tried Mercaptopurine which I was recently removed of also. As soon as I was taken off the Mercaptopurine my symptoms have come back and I'm bleeding so much. So my question is what's next?? I don't want to go back on prednisone due to the side effects and I was just on it for 7 months straight. Has anyone had a similar experience? What did you specialist suggest next?
Also really interested to know if anyone has had success changing their diet or introducing a exercise routine that has helped manage their disease?
Thank you 😥
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