Hi everyone, I recently went to my gi and told him that i still have a little blood again not alot and sometimes I have urgency to go to the bathroom in the am. but after I go about
2 or 3 times in the morning i am done and my ulcerative protisigmoidtitis calms and i can go on with the day.
sometimes I feel a little crampy down low, but it doesn't bother me other than i do not know what is going on inside.
I am presently taking 2 asacol hd 3 times a day, canasa suppository one in a.m. and half of the bottle 4gms of mesalamine enema at night. I do not have any diarrhea and when I wipe I see a little blood and sometimes little blood pieces are seen in toilet (sorry so graphic) anyway, gi said if he seems inflammation he may put me on a course of prednisone, which concerns me as I have never taken it, I know of all the side effects, and as I am already a little overweight do not want to gain any weight, or lose any sleep as I am not a good sleeper.
I do not think I am bad enough to start prednisone and was wondering if with all your experience if you think maybe I should just ask doc to change my medicine before going drastic and starting prednisone, again that is if he sees inflammation.
Ulcerative Proctitis dx 6/11, remission 1 year flare 400 mg. asacol 2 pills 3 xday, canasa nightly, multivitamin, fish oil. aloe vera juice, vit c, vit e, metamucil wafers (2), VSL #3DS (half a packet a day), Wheat grass juice and barley juice in a smoothie
presently trying slippery elm powder, turmeric, sunflower seed butter.