I feel like there is more I can be doing, but I don't know what. I'm super conscious of my diet, exercise and do yoga daily. Try to keep up energy, but I feel really tired.
I don't think my flares are bad, compared to what I read about
. I go to the bathroom twice a day... but often have additional like, passings (don't know how to describe exactly) of blood and tissue throughout the day, with a lot of discomfort, bloating and frustration.
So here are the questions I have:
Because I'm flaring, does this mean that the Lialda is not working anymore?
Do I need to get another colonoscopy/ go to the doctor?
Does anyone know a great doc in the Chicago area?
Does having another flare mean the UC is necessarily getting 'worse' or will it always be mild? When do people start having to take Pred? I'm scared of the side-effects.
23 year old female, currently flaring (June 2009)
Diagnosed with UC at age 20
I've had flares a few (maybe 5) times since first diagnosed.
Switched from suppositories to Lialda last year.
(Lialda 4x/day when flaring, 2x/day as prevention when not flaring)
The last sigmoidoscopy, the doctor said the UC 'moved up further' but that it was okay (?)
Post Edited (tummy2) : 7/9/2009 10:18:19 PM (GMT-6)