Hi, I started Uceris yesterday after colonoscopy showed pancolitis. woohoo. I was diagnosed with UC last year May 2012 and have not stopped flaring since. diarrhea, bleeding almost every time, going three times every night (haven't slept through the night in a year). I go about
10 times a day total. I am 18 years old and just graduated high school. My GI doc, after seeing the severity of my UC at my colonoscopy, told me she didn't know how I even graduated at all. needless to say, I'm sick and tired, but hesitant to go on hard core meds. (immune suppressants, biologics). Doc wants to put me on humira, but I asked to try Uceris before jumping into the pool of biologics.
Does anyone have pancolitis and has had success (or is having success) with Uceris? even if I could stop bleeding that would be a milestone.
praying for all of us plagued by this disease. The Lord still works healing miracles.
currently on no medication except for iron supplements.
tried mesalamine, Canasa, Cortifoam, etc. didn't help a bit.
30mg of prednisone helped until I reached 15mg then symptoms came back.