Hi AP..welcome to the forum.
My only suggestion is to get thee back to the GI and ask why you haven't been on rectal meds to try as well as the Asacol rather than put on pred 3 times over the past year.
Not that it doesn't work, but you at least should try them.
Yeah, UC sucks.
How are you eating? Sometimes an adjustment in diet can help some symptoms of discomfort, gas, stool consistency..etc.
Are you on any probiotics?
You might also consider to use fibre supplements with meals...they can help bulk/fluff up the stool which in turn can help lessen transit time giving you some relief of frequency.
Oh, antispasmodics (I use dicyclomine) help with the cramping discomfort.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 5/27/2009 1:40:01 AM (GMT-6)