I "think" I am having my 1st flare since being diagnosed in August.
I have been doing good (only 1 bm each day) since reducing my prednisone down to 10mg last week and staying on 12 Asacol per day. I have been using Culturelle and taking other vitamins.
about 4 days ago I have started with more urgency and 8-10 diarrhea bm's per day.
No pain and only had blood on one bm.
I called the Dr. and he wants me to back up to 40mg of prednisone until I see him next week.
Since I was just diagnosed in August this is still soooo new to me.
Do you think it is a flare after only being diagnosed in August? or do you think it is because I am down to only 10 mg on prednisone?
One odd symptom I have is that it feels like I am having hunger/rumbling sounds in my butt! It doesnt feel like gas but it's like a rumbling down there. Is this normal??????
FYI...I have not had a colonoscopy yet. Diagnosis was made based upon symptoms and blood/stool samples. Dr. has been waiting to do colonoscopy until things calmed down in there. Looks like its going to being even longer until he can finally see what things look like.
Newly diagnosed August 2008
Currently on 15mg prednisone, 12 Asacol per day, Mesaline enema nightly,Multi vitamin, Omega 3 and Calcium
Realizing that disease is a real pain in the ass!
Mother of a 5 year old and 12 old trying to get through each day with a smile on my face!