Ask your GI doctor if he thinks you should be on any rectal meds along with the prednisone. I am now tapered down to 20 mgm of prednisone, since Monday, down from 40. On prednisone for the better part of six months now, unable to stay off the dreaded stuff. However, when the doctor started me at 40 two weeks ago (he usually starts me at 30), the bleeding ceased after only two days on the 40 and it has been held at bay and I am enjoying "normal" once a day bowel movements with no blood. Thank goodness for small pleasures huh? You can see the myriad of pills I take on the list below. Also add Cipro and flagyl now, since I developed an abscess behind an upper left tooth. Thought it was a wisdom tooth, now think it is the molar. Scheduled to have that sucker pulled on the 27th, after we return from our camping trip.
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.