For the past 3 weeks or so, I've been having a lot of gas and pain/spasms in the upper left area of my colon. Its usually worse in the morning and early part of the day. I've been taking the anti spasmatic pills everyday-usually one to two a day. I hate feeling like this! I woke up this morning with extreme gas and pain in that area. Does anyone suffer from this? I had to call in sick and lose a day's pay. I hate doing that but cannot see myself teaching for 7-8 hours today with pain all over my body.
I am on prednisone right now for UC related arthritis and tapering off. I am also taking Fiorcet daily(2-4) times a day for my headaches. I usually take one in the morning and then two or three throughout the day. My doctors said its fine to do that. Sometimes I've noticed the gas gets worse after I take the medication. I never had that problem before.
I've noticed some mucous in my stools but no blood. I've been feeling very "down" lately due to the prednisone. It changes my moods tremendously.
I am just venting but does it sound like I am flaring? I hate not feeling well. What can I do to start feeling better?