No, don't worry about
the blood at this time...stay on the meds till you start to improve.
Make sure you have a good varied food intake that includes proteins with zinc and iron. You're female..correct? with periods? No problem to take supplements with some iron....as well, make sure you take multi B, calcium with mag and D.
The probiotics are a good idea.
I was going up to 20 times explosive bloody diarrhea, the doctor wasn't concerned because the meds, although slow, were helping.
You can have your iron levels taken....
Hang tough...you don't have to do the pred if you don't want to....
keep us posted.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd 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 !!!