Symtoms first appeared early Sept of 1998. Rapidly worsened and was hospitalized Oct 10th thru 16th of that year. Colonoscopy clinched the diagnosis of UC. Remission for two years, flare in fall of 2000 which lasted almost two months. Remission for another few years, now suffer flares every year either in spring or fall. This last one is stubborn though. Symptoms started in early April, hospitalized ten days in May and can't seem to stay off the prednisone without flaring. Doctor increased my 6MP to 75 mgm. See if this works.
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.