I am grateful for the last two years without symptoms of UC. I should have contacted my doctor for a supplement medicine at the very suspicion of a flareup. I honestly thought I was going to snap out of it, but alas, it has progressed into a place I certainly don't want to be.
Anyway, looking back, I should have recognized that the canker sores I was getting in my mouth was an indicator of what was to come. It took about a week before the cramping set in, and then another few days before the once-a-day trip to the bathroom turned into 5+ trips, complete with blood and diarrhea. Ugh.
I guess since it's been awhile since I've had to deal with this, I'm not sure what to expect of the Canasa I'm now taking (1000mg supp at night). I know it has worked in the past, but I can't remember how long it may take. I am on 2400mg Asacol 2X per day, and that's the level that got me in remission. I did the prednisone thing two years ago, but tapered off of it after having taken it off and on for 2 years. Thank goodness I am no longer using that. I don't plan to go back, if at all possible.
So, if anyone has any anecdotal information or experiences, I'd love to hear them. My husband, who is currently deployed (but never really understood my situation) will be gone for another 2 months. My two toddlers aren't much help in conversation either. :) So, there's my sorry story for now. Trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks for listening.