Yep, I'm still in a flare. It does seem to be sort of slowing down, I think? But it sure doesn't help when you have co-workers and family members saying, geez are you ever getting skinny! I have no more butt, it fell off! LOL My parents think it's just stress or piles or hemorroids, it's hard to explain to them, they don't understand. They ask how do people get it?
I'm trying real hard to do without prednisone. But I'm still wavering on it. Part of it is because I'll never know if indeed I could've went into a remission with or without it. It's probably a real quick solution to this, as it was for me the last time in 2004, but I just hate the side effects, especially the emotional roller coaster while on them. My weight hangs around 118 to 115 lbs.
I suppose all it would take is a call to the doctor and he would prescribe it for me, then I'd probably just look at the bottle. So that's where I'm at.
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada. was 140lbs now 118
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis