Hi - I am new to this Support Group. I am newly diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (March 2010). I was first diagnosed with Microscopic Collagen Colitis after a colonoscopy and biopsy, and then later told I had Ulcerative Colitis, possibly Crohns D. The doc wanted to put me on some kind of Prednisone medication that cost $600 per month but I complained about the cost and I was prescribed Apriso 0.375. I have been taking it for two months now and it finally kicked in after a month's use. I wondered if any of you members have a history of taking this medication or if you have any knowledge about the drug. I am to continue taking it for another 3 months. I am afraid once I discontinue, my Diarrhea and cramping will return. I was really ticked when the doctor changed my diagnosis. All the information out on the internet doesn't paint a pretty picture for the future. I have read where 25-40% of all who have UC will need part of their colon removed. Can this be factual?
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