Ok I'm just so confused because over the years my uc has behaved so different all the time that I don't know what to make of what is going on. Do any of you have similar symptoms.
In mid July I started seeing small amounts of blood on formed stool. Over the next month it got worse to the point of going maybe up to 5x a day. Mixed stool, blood and mucous. Sometimes just blood and mucous. I am not on maintenace meds because I do have a lot of remission and in additions I can't take mesalamine. I have not been able to jump to immune suppressors yet. I'm scared. I'm currently waiting for genetic test to come back to see if I can take 6mp or not.
So I started Prednisone 8/31 at 20mg and then then bumped me up to 40 like five days later. Stools are now formed even hard and a little constipated. But there is still streaks of bright red blood on them. Sometimes trace, small or medium amts. The stool is brown with these bright red dots or streaks on top. A tinge on the tp very faint. No blood in water. GI wanted me to taper so I started 3 days ago and I'm now on 35mg. Is this wise to taper while still seeing blood. I've only been on Prednisone a few times since 1999 and I've never tapered with blood.
Do any of you have these type of sxs? Regualr stool with blood on top? I'm scared that Prednisone is not bringing on a full remission this time. I want to have one more child and I really wish I could avoid the hard hitting drugs. I know I have internal hemmies too but I'm not sure if that's it. I'm afraid if I start 6mp or Imuran that there will be no turning back and my body will absolutely need them to stay in remission. I cannot imagine these drugs are good for you long long term.