Odd, my GI doctor never mentioned Metamucil to me. Early this morning I had four loose bowel movements but only a tad of blood, a great improvement from Thursday, when I bled all over the floor. Of course I started back on 40 mgm of prednisone on Thursday too, hated to do it and my doctor, I am sure, hated to prescribe it, but hey, it works. Wonder if the flaxseed oil capsule is making my bm's loose? I only take one a day and the bottle says take three a day. I so wish I could get into a long term remission. Beginning to forget what feeling good actually feels like.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring. Afraid that I am pred dependant. Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper. Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.