Hi everyone, well, i knew this flare was going to land me in the hospital. Luckly, my GI did not admit me when i saw him, he put me back on my 6mp and 40mg pred on last tuesday. I felt better for two days then started feeling bad again.
Then, sat/sun i was real bad, had my "normal" low potassium signs, and had severe nausea/pain, and to many BM's. So, off to the ER. They ran my labs and of course, my potassium was to low, i ended up getting a bag of potassium (IV) and two bags extra fluids, zolfran for the nausea, dilauded (sp) for the belly pain. The on call gi came and went over everything, and since i was feeling better from the potassium and fluids, he let me go home!!!!
today, wed, i am feeling alot better, drinking my effervesent potassium 3x a day and trying to eat well. I am going to stay on the 40mg pred for a second week before we talk about beginning taper. YIKES!!! but it's better than being admitted i guess.
anyways, hope u all are doing fair today! shannon
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day