My son has been in a flare for 2 months now. A quick burst of Pred. helped, but then things quickly worsened on the quick taper.
Monday doctor started him back on 40mg so it has only been 3 days at the dose so far (today will be the 4th).
He says he is having the WORST cramping ever when he goes to the bathroom!! Says it is so bad he feels like he will throw-up or pass out. Please don't scare me with more stories
but rather could you share what helped.
Thankfully when he is not in the bathroom the cramping subsides, but he is in the bathroom about
6 times per day.
Can you look at his drug list below and see if anything stands out as causing the sever cramping, or is the just the UC?
The doctor had given him Clindex that is supposed to kind of help, but really isn't (I wonder if it is making it worse as it is supposed to kind of slow things down/ease spasms). I've never seen it mentioned before on an IBD board. It is supposed to be an IBS medicine. Son doesn't have IBS at all when in remission. Is there something stronger/better to help with the pain.
I am so hopeful the Prednisone will kick in soon. I HATE the drug, but love it when it works.
Thank you so much! It is so hard when I hear the bathroom door shut and know he is in such pain and there is nothing I can do about
For some reason my signature won't update. Here are his current meds:
Mom of Son 19 UC dx at age 10, Lailda x4, Azasan 175 mg, Prednisone 40mg, Clindex, Flagyl, Rowasa, Cortifoam, Zyrtec D, Currently flaring :(