Are you feet cramping? Mine do when I take prednisone because it depletes potassium. Eat bananas.
I hope you can relax and rest at home, see if the prednisone starts to help. I would not find a hospital very relaxing and restful, but if you are scared you should go. (What did that doctor advise you about
when you should go to the hospital??)
I know it looks awful, but that kind of bleeding is common when my UC flares. I think lots of people would be shocked to see what our toilet bowls looks like when we're flaring! Your body can make more, try to not worry. Get some slo-FE so you don't get too anemic.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin.
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon...