I have been lucky enough to not have to go spend time in the hospital for UC yet. Although with my last flare up I should have because I was seriously bad... and my GI was urging me to go... said I had no choice... but I couldn't afford it.. no insurance at the time.
Well... a few weeks ago I had a horrible stomach virus that had me so dehydrated, tired and everything coming out of my behind was total blood. So I was losing blood... couldn't keep even one sip of water down etcetc
I was begging my hubby to take me to the ER .. thankfull he didn't because it stopped the next day, but he asked me what I thought they could even do for me to help me.
My question is... when in a severe flare up... and you need to go the hospital... what CAN they do for you? I'm thinking rehydrate with IV.. prednisone? I don't know... I really just want to be able to answer my husband next time lol
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on Colazal..it didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
Prednisone - 10mg in the morning w/ food.
Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food.