Posted 4/8/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -6)
Hey everyone. I'm new to the board so I thought I'd say hello.
I was diagnosed with UC when I was 16 (I am 21 now). I was on meds for awhile before my symptoms got so bad that I started receiving Remicade in December 2006. Things were under control for about a year, with only taking Colozal, Imuran, and Remicade every 8 weeks.
Recently however, I have entered into a flair. I have to go to the bathroom about 4 times in the morning and it is bloody and liquidty. My doctor put me back on prednisone (which is the worst drug in the world, I feel it does more harm than good).
Anyways, my question is, how does the decrease of symptoms work for most people? For instance, does the urgency stop first, or the amount of blood, or diahrea?
Today there was less blood, which I am hoping is a good sign, but the urgency in the morning is a pain. Thankfully I moved out of the dorms and have my own apartment at school, but it's still a pain in the neck when I have to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes.
Anyways, hopefully I can offer some advice to people and vice versa!