2 days no blood, then

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   Posted Yesterday 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
The last 2 days I have had no (or at least not noticeable) blood then this morning there was blood again.  I went from 50 to 40 m of pred yesterday maybe thats why?  Or maybe its not why?  I dont know?  I feel as good as i have the past 2 days tho.  Maybe just an adjustment? I went in and immediatly used an enema so we will see...trying to keep my spirits up!
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, Coloazal, prednisone 50, adding zoloft..currently flaring

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   Posted Yesterday 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I always have a bit of a backslide when i lower my pred. Most of the time my body readjusts. But My GI believes I am steroid dependent so it may be that. I would watch it for a day or so and call your GI if you feel you aren't getting better or are geting worse.

Good Luck!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, back to 30 mg pred.
Waiting for prometheus test to start Immuran
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

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   Posted Yesterday 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, Coloazal, prednisone 50, adding zoloft..currently flaring

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   Posted Yesterday 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I would give it some time, but then you might want to talk to your doctor about a slower taper. That's what I had to do and it worked much better for me. I now taper by 2.5. It's a longer road but I guess sometimes it's necessary. Good luck!
-currently having a flare
-prednisone (tapering), rowasa enema, Lialda (4 pills 1 time a day), canasa, probiotic, multivitamin, calcium with vitamin d, iron

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   Posted Yesterday 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure about the tapering but I am just on Asacol for now (begin Lialda mid to end week, when my last Asacol are gone) I have been trying to come out of a flare and seem to be good for a few days, then some blood (not a lot), then regular, then some blood, etc.

I am just going to try to see what happens w/the Lialda and if still not good 8 weeks after that will talk to the Doc again and see what he says.
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Asacol 400 mg 6 pills 2xday
Calcium and Vitamin D 600 mg 2xday
Lipitor 10 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney.

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   Posted Yesterday 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lori. That happens to me when I taper too. I usually have a tiny amount of blood and looser stools for 2-3 days after I taper. Your body probably just needs time to adjust. If you continue to notice bleeding I would call your GI.

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day (attempting to cut this down to 6 by slowly tapering), acidopholis pearls, just added Prilosec OTC

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