I have been flaring pretty bad since June after a course of antibiotics for a UTI. I've had one full course of steroid enemas and I'm currently still on them. I had my meds switched to the new combo 6mp/Allopurinol. Yesterday was horrible! I was in soooo much pain from the cramping even with taking 20mgs of Bentyl 3xs a day - think 8-9 on the pain scale. I have been waking up a couple time a night because of the cramping and it would ease after going to the bathroom - I haven't had to get up in the middle of the night for my Uc in a very long time so that was a shocker. I was an emotional wreck yesterday thinking that this flare would never turn around.
Until today! I woke up and I still had to go to the bathroom upon waking. But the cramping was minimal. By this time in the morning, I would've already been in the bathroom 6-10 times, almost crying in pain and shaking like a leaf. But this morning it was down to 3 with minimal pain. I still have that burning twisty feeling in my gut but it's much more milder. I am getting optimistic! I do believe this flare is turning around
I am not going to get all ecstatic just yet because it's too early to tell. But keep your fingers crossed for me that I keep heading in the right direction!
SHERRYModerator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
current status: flaring! Ugh!
~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(25mgs), Allopurinol (100mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds Syndrome~OA-Tylonel Arthritis/Celebrex~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis/GAD - Klonopin (.25mgs)