You had no choice but to go to the hospital...it was a good decision considering how bad your symptoms had gotten.
It's unfortunate your last doc misdiagnosed you...did he have written ulcerative colitis or just colitis?
Sometimes (from what I've read of others on the forum)..the symptoms are difficult to differentiate sometimes until they get more obvious.
I hope the pred works for you and that you'll be able to get back to feeling better soon.
Keep us posted...since we all share the
location of IBD.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!