I've enjoyed a remission of about
20 months, but for the last 3 months I have been flaring
It didn't start off too badly, just colon pain but not many bms, but for the last month I'm up to 8-10 bloody bms per day/night.
I'm exhausted by this point, have lost a lot of weight and am unable to eat at times. I'm on full dose or oral Octasa (for 2 months), and have taken suppositories and mesalamine enemas for the last 3 weeks.. my symptoms have not fully improved. The left side is better but I have pancolitis, and my right side has been sore and is my biggest concern.
I'm reluctant due to the side effects, but I think it's time for steroids. Am I giving in too quickly? Should I try something else first? Just to note, the last time I took steroids the flare was very nasty, at 20+ bms per day, and vomiting. It's been 2 years since I have taken them, also I have chosen not to take azathioprine.
I want to start this new year healthy! Happy New year!!
Post Edited (ICantTrustMyGut) : 1/1/2018 6:13:29 AM (GMT-7)