Reading a lot of these posts and trying to see how each of us are similar in when our symptoms appear. Seems like a lot of us start flares at change of seasons....spring or fall. Wonder why that is and if this really is allergy related. There is a lot of asthma on my mother's side of the family. My youngest daughter developed a slight case of asthma in college but doesn't seem to suffer with it every year. I've been in this flare since April and on prednisone for the most part. I know it does terrible things to the body, but hey, if I can get some good quality of life instead of suffering all day, going to the bathroom six to eight times, bleeding, cramping and urgency, I am willing to stay on a small dosage for the rest of my life. I can say this because I am already 62 yrs old. My heart really goes out to you young people.
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.