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I've had Ulcerative Colitis for a few years now, I was doing ok on Mezavant XL until last year when I had my worst flare up ever that put me in hospital. I was on steroids through an iv and was sent home on oral prednisolone.
They eventually worked after about 5 weeks & I started feeling better. Ive been ok now since February, but all of a sudden I've got a mild flare up again. I've been having Colifoam Enemas for the last week to try and stop the flare up in its tracks. I think its too early to say if anythings really happening. I'm supposed to have them for another week & see how things go.
If by next week I'm no better I'm gonna have to have another go of oral prednisolone. Except this time I'm going to be taken off my Mezavant XL & go onto Azathioprine. I'm a little worried because last time I talked about it with my doctor he said it is a 50/50 wether I respond well to it. The list of possible side effects is quite something as well, weakening of the immune system, a possibility of a couple types of cancer, nausea & vomiting etc and on top of that it apparently takes about 10-12 weeks to do anything ...if it does anything at all
I'd like some advice please off anyone who has been/is on on Azathioprine, what its like, how bad is it, is it worth the risks basically
Thanks in advance
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