Hello everyone! I am having UC since 1 yr 6 months. It is left sided UC. From the past 1.5 years I am not able to be in remission , except for the time period when oral pred(steroid) was given to me. Currently I am not taking prednisone. My current meds are- mesalamine-3600/day, azoran-75mg/day, iron , vitamin supplment, antacid -pan 40mg/day.i take normal home food as diet with only bananas in fruit and no dairy.
Currently I face urgency , infrequent bowel movement issues, gas and bloating, nausea, 6-8/ day trips to washroom (most of them at late night in every one hour). I have lost nearly 20 kgs of weight.
After 2 weeks unfortunately its my first day to college, but no worries as my college is nearly 500 meters away from my house.
I want to ask that do biologics have any sideeffects? Do they work like steroids like when they are adminstered they will work and afterwards the disease relapse! Are they expensive than the traditional medicines? Will I have complications from them in future? Will I have to take thrm for my entire life?
I love going to the gym and build muscles, so my question is will I again be able to go to gym andbuild muscles?
Also tell me your experince with biologics please.
How many biologics injections are administered per month?
One more question, my doctor told me that some patients are steroid dependent and low dose of 4mg/day of prednisone is prescribed to them every month to achieve remission . Will that have side effects ? Which will be a better treatment ?
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