Yep, the new emoticons are great except for the rolling one...gives me a headache actually. (I also have a vestibular disorder .. bppv...since I was 11, and in a mild attack at this time.)
I have suspicions, but no knowledge or information, that prednisone lessens the opportunity for 5ASA meds to work.
I also believe that if doctors give their patients too much 5ASA meds to start, the sensitivity to them increases more quickly..
Yes, I would suspect you can't take 5ASA meds any longer...seems you might want to get off that train (I'll miss you though..lol)
I have experienced an increased exacerbation of a flare when I used Fleet prep...can't say enough bad about
that crap. (no toilet emoticon I've noticed). If you're flaring, that's probably what the bleeding is from at this time.
ion is perfect..I can just feel the leg cramping and stuff (That's what my periods felt like) and the feeling of trying to poo out a watermelon, over and over and over again.
Regarding your sensitivity/possible allergy to salicylates....there are foods high in salicylates, you might want to check into that.
Entocort and steroid enemas instead of going to pred.
I feel for you...truly.
You could ask the doc for some dicyclomine to help with some fo the spasming.
PLEASE....don't use a heating pad all night!!!
Keep us posted as to how you're feeling.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!