I never went to the ER unless I thought i needed to be admitted. My GI was usually pretty quick to get me in to see her if I was doing poorly. The ER really can't do that much, aside from giving fluids or steroids to stabilize you... If you have a fast heart rate, low blood pressure, fever, infection, extreme dizziness, wheezing, chest pain, debilitating abdominal pain... those would push me to go to the ER, the blood in the toilet never got me there. Uceris, while a nice idea, never worked well for controlling my inflammation. It's not as effective as prednisone for anything more than mild activity. Ultimately, you should go if you feel like you're really struggling and you need to be seen now & you can't get in to see a specialist.
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