I've been in my flare since early September. I've tapered to Prednisone 20 mg and have been generally feeling better. (Also taking Pentasa, see below). But, last few weeks having lots of D, mild to moderate pain, etc. My GI has me taking Immodium three times a day and will increase Pred and re-start antibiotics on Monday if I'm not better.
Before all this, I thought of Immodium as a bad thing -- a sign that all is not well -- seems strange to go backwards. And, this is more than I have ever taken before. Anyone else use Immodium regularly? Is it a regular part of having CD?
Thanks for any advice.
44 years old, newly diagnosed after an 8-day hospitalization in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Medications: Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Cipro, Prilosec.
Supplements: probiotics, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E and a multi-vitamin.
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, taking Synthroid) and gall bladder surgery (1997).
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.