I can relate to you. I just posted a thread about
Your bathroom deal (straining so bad everything hurts, etc sounds like me this morning) I hate those days. They are so awful.
Remicade helped keep me in remission for 3-4 years. Until I developed a blood clot due to birth control pill. Ever since I've been in and out of flares. So frustrating.
Combination of prednisone and remicade helped put the fires out; and the remicade used to keep the fires out. If you are in a really bad flare, they can give you additional prednisone in your iv with remicade. Helps give you faster boost.
I hope we both get better soon.
diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis, 2005
-tried various meds for a year
got started on Remicade 2006
prednisone during flares
methotrexate, folic acid, omega 3, biotin, probiotics, etc...
Exercise: 2hrs+ cardio
Diet remission: chicken, turkey, apples, steamed broccoli&carrots, protein bars, NO DAIRY, NO NUTS, NO BERRIES, NO CAFFEINE, limited sugar