I had to take a short round of Pred to get a case of poison ivy under control. It increased my UP symptoms!!! More blood, etc. I was already flaring, so this didn't help at all. I tried pred before, and it didn't help. So, I wasn't expecting things to get worse. I was hopeful that it might do some good.
Has the pred made any of you worse?
This makes me really nervous because I have tried all 5ASA's (oral and otherwise) out there. I am currently on Lialda (3 a day) and one Canasa at night. This combo helped totally for about two months, and since then I have been going back downhill. I have posted my concerns about this before, and I am sorry to sound like a broken record. But, I think the only option I have left is the immunosuppresive drugs.
See a new GI next week - hope he is the one who knows what he is doing and can help me get this under control for longer than two months. I mean, I don't think I am asking too much to have a remission that lasts longer than two months!!!!!!!
On the flip side, I know that I am soooooo lucky compared to a lot of you. I only have an actual BM 1 to 2 times a day. On some days, I do have some urgency and then all that happens is mucus/blood. Oh well, enough details for now!
Thanks for listening!