Reply to "Pouchitis with possible Chron's"

So just saw the doc on Friday and we've decided to go ahead and try out some of the Chron's meds for the the inflammation that was seen on the last two sigmoidoscopies beyond the j-pouch and in the small intesteine (although the cipro has seemed to manage it). Going with Uceris rectal foam (2mg budesonide) first. The pentasa was gonna cost $175 a month after insurance. The Uceris is expensive but I found this manufactuer discount (the pentasa manufactuer doesnt offer a discount).  I've read conflicting things on whether you are supposed to use it long term or not.. I suppose if the side effects do occur I will not want to stay on it.. When I was on prednisone in high school I had the terrible acne, moonface, mood swings, huge appetite, etc. I'm hoping the budesonide lacks of systemic absorption and taking it in enenma form will limit the side effects. Guess I'll see.

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