bummer.. its so hard to tell why your flaring.
i had a year and 4 month long horrible flare through my whole colon and no meds worked at all.
it was just gone one day (dec 6 08) with not a single symptom until the end of may 08.
so many meds its hard to tell why.
could just be your flaring cuz that is what this stupid disease does.
comes and goes as it pleases.
it could be the stress. i think mine came back from stress. doc says its definitely possible that stress triggers flare ups.
i havent as yet resorted to secluding myself in an ashram in india or anything, but i heard acupuncture does help. thinking about
how is going for you?
also... im in the process of "not really 'trying'" to get pregnant, but off the birth control (and seeing what happens).
now im flaring again and i dont know if i want to be preggers while flaring. its bad enuf as it is on my body with this disease that being preggers might not be so fun. i become anemic every few months since i lose so much blood.
and losing weight isnt good for being preggers either. plus all the stupid meds and feeling crappy all day... i cant imagine morning sickness as well.
just this morning about
5am i was on the can in the middle of a painful howl inducing crap, puking in a plastic bag and had toilet paper stuffed in my nostril from a nose bleed. ALL AT THE SAME TIME. oh and did i say i was crying too? jeez, a perfect picture of misery. hehe.
not a good situation is it.
im very sorry to hear that things arent going so well for you.
i had and am having a hard time with the pred as well.
i wish i had some good advice, but everything im told to do doesnt really work, so im not much help sorry.
but i am sending you good vibes or well wishes or whatever you want to call them
lots of em!
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day