I've never been to the hospital even with 20 times a day explosive diarrhea. I was able to get in to the GI fairly quickly, or he would have prescribed something until I got there....
I think the hospitals mainly will prescribe pred....I personally would want to deal with the doctor.
But, in saying allll that, I would say that if your symptoms change quickly, you are extremely lethargic and you believe you need to go...do so.
Sometimes anxiety can cause some distress, or the distress can cause anxiety...but i you really believe you need to go to the hosiptal, it would be best to do so.
Let us know how the appointment went.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!