A week on and still bleeding!

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Mia @;------
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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on the pred for a week now, and i can still blood in my stools, i'm not sure whether to go a few more days on the 40mg ormake the drop to 30mg on saturday!
Im worried the meds are not working, i've bn stuck indoors and sufferring all week!I'm fed up, frustrated and want to a release!
How long after taking the meds do you start seeing a improvement?
Female
Diagnosed in 2001,
Since then i have flared seven times, each time taking 40mg of pred for a month to manage the flare. Now on my eighth dose since diagnosis!
Currently on Asacol 6 tabs a day
 
 


Dr-A
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Just hang in there and be patient. During my last flare I had to pair the pred with hydrocort enemas and it took several weeks to just get bleeding to subside.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
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Red_34
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Mia, call up your doctor. If you are still having a lot of symptoms, it wouldn't be wise to make the taper. I'm so sorry that you are feeling rotten :(
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Mia @;------
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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys, I'm going in to see my GI tomorrow!
I hope i start seeing some longlasting results...
Female
Diagnosed in 2001,
Since then i have flared seven times, each time taking 40mg of pred for a month to manage the flare. Now on my eighth dose since diagnosis!
Currently on Asacol 6 tabs a day
 
 


SocalJohn
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 10/9/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, probably not a good idea to taper. Im still in a flare (for the past 7 weeks). I didnt stop bleeding till about a week ago.

Mia @;------
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 10/9/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm probably going to have to stay at 40mg a lil longer, the pred are just not as potent as they used to be in my system!
Female
Diagnosed in 2001,
Since then i have flared seven times, each time taking 40mg of pred for a month to manage the flare. Now on my eighth dose since diagnosis!
Currently on Asacol 6 tabs a day
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you should ask him about rectal meds?

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LondonRed
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/10/2008 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I stop bleeding for a few days, and then start again.... it's so frustrating.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patches of Mild Colitis (including Rectum) - Currently Minor Bleeding
Medication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


Sunshineonmyface~
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   Posted 10/10/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
((((((((((((big hug LondonRed))))))))))))))))

Christine1946
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   Posted 10/10/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
     I agree with pb.  I would ask about rectal meds.  I've been on prednisone now for the better part of six months.    Doctor just increased my 6MP to 75 mgm.  Prednisone seems to stop the bleeding after only a few days on it.  I am now tapered down to 20 mgm.  I also do the cort enemas alternately with Canasa.  Good luck.

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.

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