Ok, guys, here I am again! Have been on 40 mg. of prednisone for a week and today tapered to 30 mg. This week I developed sciatica type pain in left buttocks which is now getting much better. Gradually, I am feeling better - formed stools, less and less blood - none for a couple days at least. I started with blood, 4 or 5 bms a day and cramping, etc. Down to 2 bms - formed, comfortable, etc. THEN - today - 2 regular, normal bms and then all day feeling of my rectum not being empty - GAS and when I go to bathroom there is small amounts of stool - tiny mucous once. There is no cramping, no pain - just feeling of wanting to "go". Does this sound ok? Constipation? I tried to drink more water today - I usually don't drink much.
Any more suggestions! I feel so good other than this annoying symptom - now that my back is feeling better!
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.