^ thank you
Just over two weeks on prednisone which I was absolutely never going to take and was very distraught about
since it was prescribed. I still haven’t had access to my GI except for one quick phone call two weeks after the prescript
People in this forum keep saying, “treatment , treatment , treatment” and I am in denial that this disease is my experience now. I have believed that my case is mild, that as long as I go to work and school I don’t need treatment, and I am realizing that I have been sick for two years, most days I hit a wall of fatigue and most weeks I spend time in bed resting and choose to stay at home rather than go out. (But I rarely call in sick to work my reduced days and I consider that success).
Yesterday I wrote about
my careful food decisions when I go on vacation, yesterday I also ate a big burrito bowl with lots of veggies and beans, then I came home and ate a large piece of maple walnut fudge! I’m not tired today, and for the last few weeks I’ve had a sense of well-being combined with feeling peace about
my gut. I’m used to the dizzy side effects of my medication , high blood pressure, some restlessness , but it’s more than worth it and I’m so grateful for treatment that I believe is going to improve my quality of life.
diagnosed with moderate chronic colitis on July, 2017 by lab doctor after a colonoscopy biopsy. Salofalk (5ASA) 1000mg 2 times a day. Main symptoms are pain,
and loose stools. Started taking mezavant 1.2 g x 4 daily on August 28. In August 2019, and in active flare according to a colonoscopy started two weeks of 40mg prednisone, pentasa, and continued salafalk suppositories