I was in a BAD flare in October...and had been trying to manage my flare at home with high doses of prednisone, well, one day I got a Different pain than the one I had been having...this was right in the pit of my stomach, and more sharp like pain and pretty constant that day...well, I knew it was different, so that day (it was a sunday) had my husband take me to ER. Turns out it was Gastritis (inflammation of my stomach liniing) d/t all the high doses of steroids. They gave me a GI cocktail (a mixture of Mylanta, Donnatal, and Benadryl liquid) and it basically took that pain away. (whew, what a relief that was). They sent me home with Nexium or protonix, and havent had problems since then.
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day,
prednisone 20mg 10mg 5mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 35 25 units daily, Novolog 10 8 5 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.