Not getting alarmed but wondering how do we know - assuming our routine blood tests are ok - what might be coming in the future. I feel, at age 69, not as threatened as you young people.... BUT - I would like to be here to be say 80 in fairly good health. I am obese and that will be against me. Maybe when I get off the prednisone I can lose some weight - once again!
As for me, I have to trust taht my doc is doing for me what is necessary for the UC. He certainly has been trying.
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.