Hi Bennie....how difficult it's been for you to watch Bratcat and see her suffering as she is. It's definitely possible that she's sensitive to the 5ASA meds.
I hope the prednisone will help get her back to feeling better. If she does have CD, maybe considering Remicade could be on the list.
Is she on any probiotics? I definitely suggest she start some.
As well, a fibre supplement of some kind will help with diarrhea, etc.
A medication such as dicyclomine could help with cramping...a low dosage to start for sure.
Please let us know how she's doing.
Awesome news about
the pics. No matter how crappy we feel, we never want to look as though we do...and with school pics, hard to look back and be constantly reminded.
Your support and love for her is awesome.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!