Hello, I'm new to posting on this forum although reading through the posts has been really helpful!
I'm in my second flare, diagnosed two years ago and mesalazine pills and suppositories helped calm my symptoms right down so I think I was in remission for a while.
Recently had a flare, 5 - 10 bm with blood etc every day, stomach and back pain and couldn't eat any fibre. Was prescribed budesonide which helped for a day or two but then had awful side effects so I stopped and nurse prescribed prednisolone steroids. The local doctors kept messing up the prescript
ion though and only sending one pack out which would last 3 days.. So didn't take them straight away and dealt with symptoms by going on the Scd intro diet, thought I might as well as not eating any fibre anyway!!
Now I can feel my body getting better and healing, symptoms lessening.
All that I read about
steriods makes me worried about
side effects and building tolerance to medicines, I'm 30. I don't want to wear out their effectiveness if they don't need to be used quite yet. Also, I've read about
other medications on here like foam enemas etc which I haven't been offered and am wondering if I should try this first? Feel a bit like I'm getting a conveyor belt response from ibd nurse throwing steriods at me. My fecal calprotectin was around 600. Last time it was over 1,400 or something. I'm not against using the steriods just want to be absolutely sure, because I believe my ibd was caused in part by doctors throwing antibiotics at me for numerous things when they should have just tested before medicating, which I didn't realise at the time.
Anyway, long first post, thanks if you have read and any suggestions or advice would be really great,