Back from a three week vacation and beginning a flare

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 5/28/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
     Well folks, haven't been here for awhile.  We were vacationing in our travel trailer in Hershey, PA for the last three weeks.  Had a wonderful time but think I overdid it in the eating department.  This is the time of year we get together with all the friends we met over twenty years ago at Thousand Trails and we really have a ball.  Guess I am paying the price now.  After being in remission since last November proctitis issues whatsoever, I got careless.  I continued with my colazal and 6MP though, never stopped taking them.  Last Sunday I noticed a few small ulcers in my mouth and some mucus in my stools.  That set off a warning signal.  I suppose after ten years you just KNOW these things.  I started with the Cort enemas nightly.  Good thing I brought them along.  My bowels are regular, just one or two a day and formed, no bleeding.....yet.  I do have pressure down there so I know those ulcers are forming.  I have an appointment with my GI doctor next Wednesday.  I am trying to stay off the prednisone for the time being.  Seeing that show about Farrah Fawsett didn't help any.
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/ 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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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
As I wrote above - hope you are back in remission FAST!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
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   Posted 5/29/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Well that just stinks! It's good that you are being proactive in your care. Yeah after having it for so long we recognize our bodies initial "warning bells". I'm glad you had a good time though.
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