I haven't had any bleeding in several weeks. My stools are finally formed stools. And I can eat almost anything (I just have to avoid greasy foods and foods with a cream base like ice cream, sour cream, etc.). I've been averaging 1-4 bowel movements per day. But yesterday I didn't have one at all. Then this morning, I had one that was formed, but bloody. It was a little difficult, so maybe the blood was due to over-exertion?
I will be going in for my third Remicade infusion on Thursday morning (which is the final infusion of the first phase - I had one 6 weeks ago and another 4 weeks ago). Should I just wait and see what happens? Maybe it was a one-time thing? If not, maybe the Remicade treatment on Thurs will take care of it? Or is one bloody stool enough to be alarmed, and should I page my doctor?
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (full colitis)
Medications: Lialda (
2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions (started Aug 2008 - 2 infusions so far, one more to go prior to starting them every 8 weeks); Zyrtec-D (for allergies)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C