Posted 9/1/2019 5:46 PM (GMT -7)
OK so, when y'all recover from a flare, about how long does it take? I saw a few people post here once that typically the blood goes away first, then frequency, then urgency, then you'll finally get regular formed stool. In your experiences, about how long are you stuck at each stage? Like, three weeks to get rid of blood, another couple weeks to get rid of frequency, etc?
I'm asking because I'm trying to determine whether my current medicine regimen is worth continuing, or if I should ask my doc for another option. I've been flaring since June, and I'm a month and a half into my first biologic experience (Humira every two weeks, just recently upped to every 10 days). Blood has gone away, but I'm still having to go 5-7 times a day with urgency. I kinda feel like I should be farther along in recovery. I sure would like to be able to go somewhere besides work and home (too anxious about potential accidents to go anywhere else). Or should I be more patient and count on the frequency/urgency going away with more time?
THank you in advance! Happy Labor Day weekend!
Humira every 10 days
Rowasa every night
Probiotics including Lactobaccilus and S. Boulardii