Hi, all I want to say is drugs have helped me this time around! They saved me from going into surgery for my fistula and ER. I get the pred acne (rash, red tiny bumps that hurt on my belly) and acid reflux around 2-3pm and last until 6 pm and then things calm down somewhat. I guess I will take that over bleeding and huge hole in my rectum. Pred is nothing to take lightly, but it sure had helped me these 7 days. Now I'm on a taper. I've been on cipro and flagyl along with 6 ASACOL HD every day. When I can get past my fistula tunnel I will start rowasa enemas.
I'm seeing a pattern, that I flare around Christmas. Also, I take care of my woman parts with monistat and acidophilus.
UC since '05, now in '15 Mayo Clinic say Chrons/colitis and DX with chronic Lyme's in '10. No biologics work. Took rafaximin for SIBO, worked awesome! Taking asacol HD.