How long of a hospital stay did it take to control your UC?

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Shelliesv
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/4/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was in the hospital last week for 2 days. I got rehydrated and solu-medrol and was still going 10+ times a day when I was discharged. I was remarkably better for the next 2 days, but day by day I've been getting worse again. I'm wondering if a longer stay with IV steriods would do the trick and put me in remission. I'm on 40mg of prednisone (started 2 days before being hospitalized).

qwerty1
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   Posted 4/4/2009 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Possibly...as you can see on my signature, I was put in hospital for 3 days and was given IV steroids but they had no effect. I then ended up back in the next month cos they said I was discharged too early and not given enough rectal meds etc. This time I ended up in hospital for a week, however it did kick-start things into improving :-)
22 year old female, from the UK.
 
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
  
Currently taking daily: 
10mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering)
5mg Prednisolone suppository x 1 (Alternating each day with 1g Acetarsol suppository)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2
 
7.5g Zopiclone (taken every other night for sleeping)
10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression)
Vitamins A,C,D 
                             
                             


elt27
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/5/2009 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I was in hospital for 5 days while they worked out what was wrong & got me on meds. I was put on 40mg of pred, with enemas twice a day. The pred started to kick in immediately for me, but I was still going about 10 times a day when I got discharged.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis December 2008
Treating with:
-Prednisone (6mg - tapering (slowly...) from 40mg)
-Pentasa x8 a day
-Pentasa enema once daily
Also taking Iron supplements and Multi-vitamins


jano437
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   Posted 4/5/2009 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I was in for 4 days. Put me on pred to jump start me back to health. I was only on pred for 2 weeks, thank God
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
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calcium


elt27
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 4/5/2009 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Lucky! How did you get off so fast?
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis December 2008
Treating with:
-Prednisone (6mg - tapering (slowly...) from 40mg)
-Pentasa x8 a day
-Pentasa enema once daily
Also taking Iron supplements and Multi-vitamins


Christine1946
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   Posted 4/5/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
     Last year I was in the hospital for ten days.  Not until the fourth day did they put a PIC line in.  They gave me the prednisone through the IV.  Even after my discharge from the hospital I was quite ill but I believe the doctors were more concerned that I would pick up an infection. Hospitals are not the most sanitary of places.  I was paranoid about cleanliness in there...wiped everything down with antiseptic wipes.  I would say it took several months before I felt more like myself.  I consider the date November 1st to be the day my remission started because that is the day I took my last dose of prednisone....on it for seven months...yuk!
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

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