Well, it's now been officially 2 months (and counting) that I've been battling this flare. It has sent me to the hospital twice; one trip lasting 9 days. I have been on IV steroids, prednisone, enemas, everything and nothing is working. I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant which is not making things easier. I had had such high hopes that the IV steroids would have helped, but 1 day after being discharged, the blood is back (there is so much!) and the cramping and the going. I feel very helpless right now. I just don't see an end. I wonder if I can't get well because of all the hormones due to the pregnancy. That's the only reason that I can see why I'm still flaring. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm desperate for relief.
Also, I just started using the proctofoam. It doesn't seem like much gets "up" there. Has anyone had any luck with this? It's easier to use during the day than the enemas. It seems like as soon as I try to use the enemas, I have to go and it all comes out. . . . . . I feel like I'm going to lose my mind!!!!!
Diagnosed w/ UC in Jan 2007
Always had bowel issues for years
Sulfasalazine- 3 pills 2x a day
Hospitalized - IV steroids for 9 days
Prednisone - 40mg . . . will start to taper in 7 days
Omega 3 fish oils