Posted 6/8/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -8)
I'm new here, but not new to UC. Had my 1st flare about 25 years ago, and went 10 years before the next one. Went about 10 years before the next. Had another about 18 months ago and the current flare has been going for almost 3 months now.
Previously, they responded to meds and didn't last more than 2-4 weeks.
This one is a doozey! I'm sure my age has something to do with that, I'm almost 64. Maybe I should have never stop smoking cigars!
Started on Azulfidine about 11-12 weeks ago, got better, but wouldn't stop. Had a colonoscopy a week and a half ago, very inflamed descending colon and rectum. Anyhoo, doc put me on Cortenemas, and it's making me feel pretty bad. Headache, lightheaded and a little dizzy. My symptoms have improved somewhat, but I'm supposed to continue the enemas until my next appointment in mid July.
Anyone else have the same side affects, if so, how long did they last?