I know having Colitis means the immune system has gone wrong. But is this the case for the rest of our lives? I mean even when we are in remission does this mean our immune system is still low, and that we are still more susceptible to other illness - coughs, colds etc?? Or is this just the case when in a flare up?
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
Currently taking daily:
10mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering from 40mg)
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)