Posted 1/12/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -6)
I have had UC since 1995. Up until 2 years ago I always took Asacol. Two years ago, when I was on 12 Asacol per day and still would flare up pretty frequently, my doc switched me to 9 Colazal per day. He did this after doing my every two year colonoscopy and seeing what was going on inside. For the last month I have been doing a weird flare up. No blood really to speak of. But the D starts on Friday and I have D about 3 times per day. I take my hydrocort enema for three nights in a row and it gets it under control and by the following Thursday I am having softly formed BM, one per day. Then the very next Friday, exactly one week later, it starts again. I know I probably should have tapered myself off the hydrocort, but I hate the side effects and the weight gain. I have to be in a wedding this coming weekend so I was worried about the weight gain, too. PLUS, I will be sharing a bathroom with strangers during the wedding weekend b/c we are going in on a beach house with several other couples. So I want to be HEALTHY come five days from now. I have usually been pretty successful in getting my flares under control once they start to improve like I described above. But this time its not working. Could I try to add some Asacol to my daily regimine and see if that helps? I also take Fish Oil and one Culturelle (probiotic). I had started Prozac also b/c stress is what seems to cause my flares. I was doing great on it up until Christmas!