Well, I've been on this new higher dose of Pred (60mg) for 4 days now and I have been on the new drug Apriso for 4 days as well. I am finally starting to see a difference in my BM's and way less blood, although the blood is still present.. but at least I'm not filling the toilet bowl like I was~ Whew!
Talk about being wired though.... this pred is hard to handle... can't keep still or hardly sleep, even with my sleeping pills I still wake up during the night and only get about 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night... lol... My house is SOOO CLEAN~~!!!!
I'm going to stay at 60mgs of Pred until I get remission for a few days, then I'll start tapering down.. My GI doesn't want me at 60mgs for longer than 2 weeks.. So, things are looking a bit better, Just hope it keeps going in this direction!
Diagnosed with U/C (Proctitis) January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006
Status as of June 30th, 2009 : Flaring for the last 7 or 8 months with blood, mucus PAIN.....
Meds are: Prednisone 60mg daily,
Apriso 4 pills 1x a day.. .YEA!
I take Xanax when needed and Ambien for sleep... Which is every day and night with all this darm PRED..
Nexium in the am for heartburn due to Prednisone.. Culturelle 2 times a day...