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cocolicious
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   Posted 4/23/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
At 30 weeks pregnant I had a flare. My asacol and pentasa enemas were doing nothing to help, so my doc put me on predlisone. Thankfully it worked and I tapered down and was fine until a couple of weeks ago (5 week postpartum). I'm now on 4 pentasa tablets a day and nightly pentasa enemas. My question is this- is it possible for my flare to run its course without additional/stronger medication? I don't want to go back to predlisone because of all the side effects.

Thanks.
diagnosed with a mild case of ulcerative colitis June, 2007
asacol, 2 pills three times a day
daily pentasa enema
started 40 mg prednisone 2/08


Red_34
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   Posted 4/23/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Flares don't typically "run their course" but it is possible that the right combination of meds can get you back on track. How long have you been back on the enemas? Have you seen any improvement yet?
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cocolicious
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   Posted 4/24/2008 1:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been back on the enemas for a week. I don't see any improvement yet...actually my flare seems to be getting worse. I guess a call to my doctor is in order. Thanks for your reply.
diagnosed with a mild case of ulcerative colitis June, 2007
asacol, 2 pills three times a day
daily pentasa enema
started 40 mg prednisone 2/08


Red_34
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   Posted 4/24/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Calling your doctors is a good idea but you have to remember too that not all flares are going to respond instantly to the enemas - would be nice though eh?? :) In the past, sometimes it took almost a good 2 weeks before I noticed any sort of improvement. But if you have a large amount of bleeding then a stronger enema or increase oral med might be in order.
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~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Allergies-Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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princesscolon
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   Posted 4/25/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would just tell my doctor I would rather try other things than take Prednisone.  I flared after having my kids too, I wonder if it's common.  I have only been able to calm down the flares with meds.  I hope you can get out of that flare, it is soo hard to be flaring with a little baby!  (I remember nursing my youngest while on the tiolet a few emergency times, what a nightmare!)
 
Congratulations, by the way! 
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08

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