Thanks for the replies. Oh, I would never start the prednisone without notifying my GI doctor. As a matter of fact, he is the one who brought the topic up while I was undergoing the sigmoidoscope. He said maybe I would need a short course of the pred. We both know that the prednisone plays havoc on my system so that is the reason he has me taking the Cort enemas twice daily. I am able to hold them in, believe it or not! Today I only went twice so far and very little bleeding. If only I could get rid of that annoying pressure in the rectum I would be as good as new. Think I will try to tough it out at least till the end of the week.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.