I was diagnosed in Jan last year after a two month long flare with symptoms that included bloody stools, gut pain, joint paint and tiredness. I was given a short course of Pred which cleared things up and some Pentasa to keep me in remission.
Unfortunately I couldn't tolerate the Pentasa (or Asacol) so went pretty much the whole year taking no meds other than probiotics. After switching Docs I learned about
Colazide and have been taking that successfully for the last month or so.
I've been learning about
all sorts of new therapies that will hopefully be available in my lifetime (I'm 23) and was wondering if anyone new of a site which had all the info in one place that was regularly updated?
Anyway, the reason why I'm posting is because I've just began flaring (lots of blood AM) and am going to the toilet maybe 5 times in the morning and a couple more times during the day. The pain is a bit less than my first flare and I'm pretty sure that this one is localized to my Rectum area.
After doing a bit of research it would seem that oral meds might not be enough to help with inflammation as far as the Rectum? Should I try some rectal meds? And if so which ones (as I can't tolerate Asacol and Pentasa orally).
Your advice would be VERY much appreciated
PS, I'm in the UK and get as much VSL3 as I need on free prescript
ion, I would be interested to hear if many other people get this probiotic on prescript
DX with UC Jan 07
Currently taking Colazide (allergic to Asacol and Pentasa) 6 a day
Also taking VSL3 X1 a day