Hi Lindy..you're already on Elavil (which is used for depression/anxiety)...I don't know if Xanax is a good idea, but discuss it with your doc.
There's also dicyclomine which is another antispasmodic.
You cannot live on crackers and water...you must start eating.
One suggestion...don't to any tapering of your pred before you leave or while you're there.....tapering can cause some reoccurrance of symptoms.
I would suggest you also try rectal meds.
You could add a signature with the meds you're using as well as where your UC is....we won't keep asking you the same questions then.
I'm sure it will work out for you to travel...make sure you bring your meds and have a prescript
ion in case you need anything filled.
How did you make out at the doc's today?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!