LOL...glad you like it OH, and I must add that "seige" is a good way to describe it. Ha!
Malkavian...you should be absolutely NORMAL for a week at least before even trying to taper.
I have tried fast tapers, slow tapers and all in between. I've learned that no matter what I want, the butt RULES!
Now that's more humbling than sticking meds up a sore butt.
If you have NO improvement after 3 weeks (not meaning perfect, however), you may need either more or added meds.
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~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 !!!