I'm actually impressed....and you should be thankful, that the doc only put you on a quick taper.
Ischemic colitis...hmm, it may have come with UC or something else. I don't believe it's a one-time deal, however..will have to do the research on it.
Have you had multiple stool tests, blood tests, etc done to help determine if anything else is going on?
Please get a better diagnosis before accepting to go on pred again......my thoughts on it..and this is only me...that it can set one up for other med failure regarding 5ASA....
You need a diagnosis, do the homework and make a list of questions regarding gettig a proper decision as to what's going on.
Keep us posted.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!