emory....totally sucks when an event is taken over by being sick. Happy belated 16th!
Regarding the Lialda...what is the dosage the doc wants you on?
Were you ever on Asacol? how many?
Regarding the enemas, which would be worth for you to try if your UC is limited to the rectum...the Rowasa comes in a 2g dosage..something to try rather than the 4g which is mostly prescribed.
The hydrocortisone comes in foam form enema as well...something else to consider.
Regarding hormones....oh yes!!! bigtime fluctuations can definitely affect flares.
How are you eating? What other supplements are you taking?
You do have special considerations regarding medications...the anxious feelings can be from the meds or can be from the hormone fluctuations as well.
*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 !!!