Hi Brandon...yes, the quick fix of pred certainly can set patients up for future disappointments when trying to get off. It has its place...but not first-line.
As well...this is a life-long thing. Pred isn't a maintenance med and patients spend most of the time trying to get off, hoping and praying that their symptoms don't return.
Have you never been on 5ASA meds except for the oral Lialda/Colazal or whatever else??
Some men don't like to talk about
butt problems....and certainly avoid butt meds for various reasons...
Let me know how the tapering goes.
Yep, I'm back to my norm...at every 3rd night with the enema and will be back to every 4th by this week....I guess it was some bug I ingested. Hemmies are OK...I think the metamucil is helping with that...so I'm looking forward to a "smooth" fall.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!