UC Momma, I have never had a stomach bug that caused me remission. I don't think I've had a stomach bug since having this illness, that or I always blame it on UC and I can't tell the difference... I did recently have a very bad bought of UC symptoms but it was a gradual build up over the course of a few weeks. It came to a head about
3 weeks ago and I was on the toilet 10x with blood and mucus. I was about
to start Remicade and I saw no other possibility of treating this flare. I was on pred all last year for a massive flare up that began in Dec. I was becoming unstable while I tapered off and remained up and down until now, I've been off for about
4 or 5 months.
Long story short, the day after I accepted that I would have to start Remicade. My GI was making plans for me to start & I started feeling better. A few days later, I was going once a day and it was formed. It was amazing. It has only been 2 weeks since but things have improved a lot. I don't know what could have caused this to happen? I recently changed birth control pills to a minipill and I started Pristiq. I haven't been eating much meat (doubt that changed anything). I increased my 6mp dose to 50mg but I doubt that did anything because 50mg doesn't give me much theraputic benefit according to my blood tests. I've been using my rectal meds more often (this may be the change but I've never been able to pull myself out of a flare with them in the past). Whatever the case, I am happy things have improved. I hope you continue to feel good.
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Currently: Asacol (3200mg) + 6mp (25mg) + Pristiq (50mg) + Zantac (150mg) + Canasa (1g AM/PM)