You should definitely call your doctor. I was always under the impression that the darker the blood the higher up the bleeding. Mine is slowly becoming darker as well, as I am tapering the Prednisone prior to surgery and my flare is worsening. *sigh* However, I feel I can make due b/c I know the end is near!!!
I hope you can get in with your doctor sooner than later. Waiting for surgery just is not an option for me, as I am ready to get better NOW! It sounds like your situation is similar to mine. I don't think I'm allergic to Remicade though, it just doesn't work for me. Nothing seems to really. So, that's why we're doing the surgery now and not waiting...I'm tired of this! And I can only imagine how tired you are b/c you are striving so hard to find something that works.
I quit monitoring my diet when I realized that it doesn't matter what I eat, I still suffer and it hurts regardless. However, I do not eat the obvious...I just do have an extreme diet in place. Besides, two weeks from tomorrow I'm going to be UC FREE!!! Whoo-whoo!!!
I so wish you the best of luck...please keep us posted on your condition and surgery options. It's a big choice, but clearly the best one when faced with no remission and a future of suffering!
: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007 Asacol-2400mg bid Prednisone-20mg Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg Prilosec-bid Multivitamin Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet! I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day. Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!! : ) Yea!!!!!!!!!!