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?
I messed up too. I quit taking my asacol because I didn't have time to go to the pharmacy and then decided I would try to do without it for awhile since I wasn't having any problems. Well, I made it about
a month with no problems and then each day last week I started having mild diarrhea and some abdominal pain. And this past saturday I got hot and the joints in my legs started to ache. I learned my lesson and hope I don't go into a bad flare.
Sorry, I have no suggestions, just wanted to let you know other people mess up too.