Posted 2/8/2018 10:45 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks for your responses.
notsosicklygirl: Yes, my doc suspected some sort of infection following my overnight hospital stay, but tests came back normal. I liked the idea of Uceris targeting the colon and it's supposedly a good choice for people who have been in remission for a long time and suddenly flare, but it's sure not giving me any relief yet. And there's the whole issue of my insurance denying coverage and battling that. No way I'm going to pay $1,000 out of pocket. Maybe I should ask for good ol' prednisone after all. Also, my doc prescribed proctofoam, but again, insurance didn't want to cover, so I ended up with the hydrocortisone cream.
@LoLil: I take an OTC probiotic and switch brands periodically. Not sure how much it's helping.
My biggest problem is the sudden cramping, feeling of urgency that crops up constantly. Run to the bathroom, gut wrenches, very little comes out. Straining makes the hemmorhoids worse, bleeding starts. I can't get any sleep and I'm exhausted. Then I worry that I'm getting blocked up or impacted again. Of course, all the gut wrenching is really making my surgical area hurt, too. I guess I need to call my doctor's nurse again tomorrow and see if I need to try some of the other options you all have mentioned.