I was diagnosed with UC about
5 years ago and am currently in my first horrible flare. This flare has lasted 8 months and doesn't really seem to be getting better. It seems as though every month I am prescribed new medication and going through this trial and error type of process.
I am currently on 9 capsules a day of 750mg colazale, 10mg prednisone, 25mg methotrexate, folic acid, 40mg of humira weekly, Prilosec, and the newest addition is 2 pills of Cipro 500mg each daily.
I am a 21 year old male and I am concerned what these long term medications will do to me in the future. At the moment I am having anywhere from 4 to 7 bowel movements a day. Half of them are formed or partially formed while the other half are just mucus. All contain blood.
After talking to my doctor it seems like the final ideas she has to get me into remission are increasing the humira to 80mg weekly, and/or starting entivyo. If these don't help I am left with surgery.
How bad is it to take all this medication? Also, thinking positively for a moment, can I spontaneously reach remission or is this a gradual thing?
I also want to add that I have taken many stool tests over these 8months. There is no sign of infection. However the one thing that is unclear is that my calprotecin levels are normal......and this test shows signs of inflammation correct? So what is causing this flare?
Post Edited (jrreyes910) : 3/18/2018 2:35:33 PM (GMT-6)