Wow, Mary, it sounds like you're having a really bad turn. The only other meds I can think of would be Imuran (azathioprine) or Mercaptopurine, or a biological such as Remicade or Humira.
Usually we suggest rectal medications in addition to oral, but in your case I doubt that would be enough to get you into remission. Most of us do take a good probiotic to replace the good bacteria in our colons. You might want to try that, as it can help restore the normal balance to the colon.
Also, lactose and gluten intolerance are more common in people with UC and can cause flaring in sensitive people. Have you been checked for these? You might try cutting all dairy out of your diet for a week or so and see if that helps. I'm sure others here who have these issues will have more suggestions.
I seriously doubt you're going to increase your blood count or gain any strength when you're bleeding so much. At this point, I'd suggest concentrating on getting your UC under better control. Sit down with your GI and talk about
options. One of them could be surgery. While that's a scary thought, it does cure the UC, so listen with an
I'm glad you found us here at HealingWell. The information and support of others with UC can be really helpful. Hope you're soon feeling much better.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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