Posted 9/30/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -7)
Not posted for a while, but here goes
By some strange idea of the mind, wanting to get as 'drug' free as possible I decided to start tapering my meds a few weeks ago. I wsa taking Asacol 2tbs x 3 daily. Decided to cut it by one tablet each two week.
Consequently - I'm starting to flare. I'm notcing blood, the noises, and severe C . I'm not scheduled to see my consultant for another 5 months, but I kinda guess he's gonna say 'Pred, Pred, Pred' I really don't wanna go down that road after all the symptoms both during, and more so, after getting of the Pred. acne like you wouldn't believe etc etc blah blah.
Am I really gonna have to go back on the Pred folks?
I've been hammering my Prednisolone Rectal Foam (20mg), and using it about 6 times a day, but it just doesnt seem to be making any difference, and for Proctitis, surely I should have noticed a slight improvement?
I'm really getting freaked now about haveing to go on that horrible stuf again - anyone have any sugestions to try and nip it in the bud, or anything to avoid the dreaded pred?
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Asacol 2 Tabs (400) x 3 Daily
40mg 35mg 30mg 25mg 20mg 15mg 10mg 5mg 2.5mg Daily
Iron Supplement 200mg 6 Daily
Omeprazole 20mg (Acid)
Awaiting Start of Azathioprine Trial
Various Asthma Medications (List too long)
Calcium supplements 400mg twice daily
Multivitamins + Minerals once daily