Christine - When I said see doc about blood tests, I meant for the results. I had them done Wednesday. I talked with my NP last week and she was surprised he had not ordered them and did so right away. Sometimes that happens. Anyway, I will find out Monday. I usually see the NP but will see him Monday because of the new meds, etc.
I have had a very little blood - not really "bleeding" - just mixed with mucous like in first BM - which are firm, 2 or 3 in morning - pretty normal. Only thing I have most problem with is butt ache (you know - where you sit) and GAS. Yes, I have been having problems with KEEPING FROM eating - munchies from the prednisone. Otherwise, I feel so good - arthritis is wonderful, skin is much better, knees better, more energy, etc. etc. Can't wait until I am off prednisone and "fall on my face" once again. LOL
I will write after I see doc.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc. Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone. March 9 - spoke too soon - bleeding returned.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD