Just curious as to how your colitis flares usually start?
I thought my colitis onset was fairly standard until this fall when I had a more strange set of symptoms before I knew it even was colitis. Usually in the past, I would get some urgency, diareha, and then more frequency, blood, onto fever, fatigue, etc.
This latest and greatest bout that had me in the hospital started with a fever one night, very severe fatigue, low blood pressure and some slight cramping. I had no urgency, bleeding, or anything strange GI wise for the first 3 days of fever(~100)/fatigue/low BP. Then on day 4 I started to notice some mucous, even though i only had 2 bm's a day. Day 5, very fatigued to the point of passing out twice, and then felt pressure to go to the bathroom, and it was gushing blood. Happened again 20 minutes later.. and thats when the severe pain started. Still no urgency though. Very strange. I am guessing the flare-up didn't start in the rectum which is why there was no urgency.
Anyone have any similar experiences or thoughts? This scared me pretty good as to how fast it can go downhill and how it kind of hit me without warning. The day before I had the fever, i felt perfectly normal and great. The first night in the hospital the urgency came and I must have went about 20 times in 6 hours. Wasn't pleasant...........
UC since age 22, now 27. Several huge flares since then. 3/4 colon diseased.
Currently tapering prednisone(10 mg from 80 mg). Also just starting 6mp again(75 mg) and lialda. I definately am not liking these drugs. Maybe surgery one day?