Does the color of the blood/mucus mean different things?
Pink tinge, brownish tinge, red?
First I never have D during a flare. I have lots and lots of blood and mucus and constipation.
I started Prednizone 13 days ago at 40mg. with taper every 5 days. I have been on 20mg for 3 days now.
I was going 20+ times to the bathroom now it is down to about 10 or so. No poo...well not much. just blood and mucus, and that amount has gone down.
The color has changed from red, to pink, to brownish, and now back to red/pink.
I find I am having more mucus and a few more times to the bathroom with more urgency since I started the 20mg.
Do you think the pred. is working? Why would it get worse with a taper? Will it get better as the taper goes on?
Is this normal?
DX: 1993: sulfasalazine
1998: Pancolitis UC. asacal 2 2X daily, cortifoam, ?
2003: Protitis UC severe flare. asaca 2 2X daily, canasa, cortifoam, cortenema
2008: Proctosigmoiditis severe flare. asacal 3 2X daily, canasa/discontinued while on pred, cortifoam/discontinued, Prednisone 40 mg to be tapered each week