Hi...well, if it's any consolation, I was in the bathroom 7 times today...6 in the late morning/afternoon....absolute writhing, white-knuckling...I was exhausted. I would have much preferred diarrhea.
There was a teeny abount of blood in the last one...in the granular looking stuff....alas I'm ticked too.
I used a proctocedyl suppository this afternoon, had another bm this evening...no where as bad.
I'm doing the enemas for at least a month nightly before even considering tapering. I've yo-yo'd enough for the past 2 months considering the varying stressors and the ups and downs with this flare. I don't usually do this, but if the inflammation is really low in the rectum, I guess the symptoms aren't as obvious. Kind of like "good enough" .
I'm still eating pretty normally....enough food for stool, but didnt use Metamucil for a few nights...forgot and didn't have time before my meds, etc...so that ultimately should help make a smoother exit..lol! I'll see tomorrow.
Regarding the metamucil caps...Are you only taking one? with what meal?
Do you take any meds with meals?...so don't do with them.
I'd either add another at another meal or double on the one you're taking....
Does it say to take up to 6 daily? You have a lot of wiggle room there.
Oh, hope the doc/nurse will call you back....
You did mention that you were improving...just that the diarrhea is now a problem. It might not have spread upward, just maybe the inflammation is a bit worse for the time being.
Oh, do you have any of the steroid enemas left?
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!