Ah, very reassuring to hear that, thanks :) Oh and I'm taking the foam twice a day at the moment.
I'll stick it out and tell my doc that I want to wait and see how things go before taking oral steroids.
Sorry I probably should have given my background... I was given a course of pred when first diagnosed, before 5-ASA meds or rectal meds were even mentioned. That was a 6 week tapering course (40mg down 5mg a day) which cleared everything up. I was then given some pentasa to try which was a no go (made me physically sick 24/7), same with asacol.
I spent the rest of the year med free bar some probiotics and mutaflor once a day. I was visiting to toilet from 1-5 times a day, never with pain and never with blood. Only time I would describe things as they were before UC was when I spent 2 weeks on a beach in September, that was total remission!
Anyway, I thought I was coming into a flare just after Christmas so went to my GP who suggested trying Colazide (Basalazide) 2 pills 3x a day. That seemed to do the trick for a few weeks until last friday when I saw blood in the bowl. It's been like that for week (lots of blood in the morning, less but still some in the evenings) with varying amounts of pain. I'm really hoping the steroid foam will help clear things up because I really don't want another course of pred (what with the worrying potential bone density issues).
Should I be worried about
loosing the blood at all? Is there anything I should be eating/drinking to help the healing process or to replenish iron/blood)
DX with UC Jan 07
Currently taking Colazide (allergic to Asacol and Pentasa) 6 a day
Also taking VSL3 X1 a day