Sorry this has happened to you. Hope the prednisone does the trick - and FAST! I am still on 10 mg. and 50 mg. 6 MP until I see the specialist next week. This morning I had to go 5 times - no D and for the first time in weeks - NO BLOOD! However, it could have been there but at least I didn't find any with my flashlight LOL!
Hope you can enjoy your trip - relaxing may help but be very careful about your diet too!
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.