Well, most symptoms of UC gone - no blood, D or pain. Little discomfort and gas but mostly I am concerned about the amount of mucous on outside of BM - not much separate and firm stool, etc. Aside from the moonface, weight gain (munchies) and some nausea early morning I feel pretty good. Looking forward to tapering prednisone (now 25 mg.) Wondering if it is time. Waiting for blood test results next week from 6MP. Only other things I notice is foamy urine some and very light colored stool when I am not taking pepto bismal.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.