Posted 5/9/2015 12:29 PM (GMT -6)
Two completely different meds, but since i've been battling a flare from late march, I had to find a doc in NY and get on flagyl and prednisone. Unfortunately, both of these meds are not helping very much and my docs are surprised. While i've improved from first having 5-10 BM's daily with pain, now its consistently 3 to 4 BM's late at night & early morning with blood, no pain. I suspect my inflammation is all in sigmoid or descending colon and my rectum. This is definitely a very different flare up.
The side effects i'm getting on these meds are daunting. I'm disoriented, nauseous, experiencing loss of appetite, emotional, sad, very depressed, irritable, and my heart rate increases at certain times of the day making it difficult to relax. I'm going to ask my doc if i can cut short my flagyl cycle (i have two days left). And i'll be lowering the prednisone on tuesday (3 weeks at 40mg), because I'm not improving all that much.
I've done a CT scan/enterography which came back perfectly normal, a blood test showing elevated white blood cell count and awaiting on stool sample results for c.diff and what else. I think moving to NYC has taken a toll, or exposed me to some nasty bacteria, because this is no ordinary flare. Although i'm unsettled about getting off these meds, I think these side effects are awful. I feel like I have a mental disorder and am so thankful for my ability to recognize that these are just the meds and not me feeling this way.
Anyone else feel similar?