I did that for long time, I still think I sometimes do that a little now, though I try really hard to be up front and brutally honest about
My last flare scared the hell out of me. I am flaring now (blood in my bm's and having 3-5 a day), I started last tuesday (I think from taking aspirin). Prior to my last flare I would have just kind of hoped it would go away and not really think about
What is different this time? Well, I upped my pred (only by 5mg) for a few days, I had saved some hydrocortisone e's and began those as soon as I got home from vaca on Sat and called GI on 5/20, got my script
for more e's and have been doing 'slightly better', I am cautious to say I am on the road to remission again. I hope my fast acting (as compared to prev.) will really help.
Also GI is having me do a stool sample b/c I was in the dominican republic. I did not drink the water there, but did have mixed drinks, I saw that they used bagged ice but I did notice on day 5 or 6 that between mixed drinks they wash out the mixers w/tap water and they don't dry them so there is still some water.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!