Sorry to hear this Christine. Hope you can get it under control FAST! I am still hanging in there with 50 mg. 6 MP and 10 mg. prednisone until I see the specialist June 18. Still having blood on stool but no diarrhea, little discomfort left side but only 2 or 3 BM's each morning. I keep trying 75 mg 6 MP but can't tolerate it even one day.
Also, I WISH so much I could use the rectal meds. I have tried so many and nothing helps - mostly makes it worse down there with swelling, sore, etc. Can retain suppositories but enemas no more and foam only about 1/2 maybe if lucky. Administering them is a nightmare but I keep trying and hoping!
Good luck in getting back to where you were.
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
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.