Posted 7/11/2019 1:16 AM (GMT -6)
I'm currently in the worst flare-up I've had yet. I've had ulcerative proctitis for 4 years, and took 1 canasa at night to keep symptoms at bay.
Suddenly, across 2 days, I was experiencing diarrhea and abdominal cramping and tenderness (all new symptoms for me). I went to the ER and a CT scan showed that my entire colon was inflamed. I was admitted and given 4 rounds of IV steroids, and felt much better. After discharge, I was given a 40mg prednisone taper. In the two days since then, I've experienced more cramping and lots of blood in the stool (which I haven't had in YEARS), as well as being awoken at night to "go" (again, new for me).
I know that for many, 2 days isn't long enough for prednisone to work, but I am definitely losing heart. It's hard to see new symptoms still appearing whilst on such a powerful drug. Any advice would be wonderful.