Okay, update time.
After two days I finally got in contact with my GI Dr. M. He all but confirmed that it was the step down in the Pred that has caused my serge of symptoms, thank you tjf for your info on that. Once my symptoms are back under control I will start taking the Sulfa. again. Just as he perscribed.
So I would like to mooch off of the experiance of my fellow posters if they will allow it. I have gotten in on an earlier appointment, I need to know some questions to ask my GI. If you read my second post on this topic (the first is a little confusing) can anyone tell me what questions I should be asking?
I didn't go to work Thursday or Friday, and have pretty much had to cancel all my social plans for today and I don't know if I'm even going to be able to go to church tomorrow :( So my lack of being prepared has really thrown a monkey wrench in my life and I'm determined not to let it happen again, at least not to this degree.
Here is what I have come up with thus far:
When it comes time for me to step down my Pred again, would it be a good idea to go on a liquid only diet starting a few days before the appointment? If I don't get my Pred stepped down at the appointment I've not really lost anything.
Will taking Imodium A.D. for a day or two during the symptom serge to control the D/BD do me any harm or good, or will it really do anything at all?
Did you know that eating a whole package of blue jello and drinking 4 liters of orange Tang in one day produces comically colored BMs?
I'm pretty much stumped at this point, what else should I ask?
Thank you all in advance for sharing your knowledge and experiance.
Diagnosed UC 12/2007
Folic Acid 1mg x 1/day ~ On going
Asacol 400mg x 6/day ~ Failed (Allergic)
Prednisone 30mg x 1/day ~ On going recent change 2/26/2008
Sulfasalazine 1g x 3/day ~ 2/26/08