Don't get too scared. I pass skin, blood, and blood clots when I'm flaring. Yes, passing skin is scary; however, I'm probably passing skin when I'm passing lots of blood and blood clots. I just can't see it.
I relied on Probiotics and diet with my last flare. I did not end up getting surgery. In fact, I ended up going into remission.
Can you ask for something not as strong as Prednisone and see how that works? Or try switching your medication? No reason to jump to Prednisone if you don't need to.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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