I've had Crohn's Colitis for now close to 2 years.
Since the past one month, I've been experiencing my first flare. It started with small streaks of blood mixed with my stool. I talked to my GI and he first increased my Lialda from 3.6 g to 4.8g. However, after 2 weeks there was no improvement. Then he prescribed Canasa, however still no progress. I now have an appointment with him the day after tomorrow.
My questions to you experienced Crohn's patients are:
1)Along with the above symptoms, I have a good appetite and no other pain other than occassional queasy feeling. Are these symptoms-bloody stool and occassional queasy feeling common for Crohn's Colitis patients? In fact what are the common symptoms for Crohns of the colon only?
2) Will my next progression in medication be Prednisone or some form of biologics? I have read that Prednisone has an exit strategy while biologics don't.
3) Is conservative way of treating this flare-up preferable (with say reducing flare using Prednisone), or should I jump to biologics?
Any other suggested questions for me to ask my doctor?
Thanks in advance for all your help and advice.