Hello everyone. It's been about
a year since I last posted a comment (though I haven't posted, I have been reading other's posts). Anyway, I'm nearly 24 now (was diagnosed right before my 21st bday). I was first diagnosed with having mild left-sided colitis. Since then, I've had had 3 colonoscopies, my most recent being about
5 weeks ago in which I learned the bad news that my uc has progressed to severe pancolitis. have any of you experienced such rapid progression with your uc? My GI put me on a pred. taper following my colonoscopy, the taper did have quick results, but now, i'm off of the pred. (still taking 4800mg asacol daily as well as canasa supp.) and I already am noticing more loose bm's, cramping and pain, achy joints, and urgency...i greatly fear another flare approaching. My doc wants to see me in 4 weeks to see how i'm doing off the pred., I fear by then I'll be in a full on flare! Any suggestions? Also, back to my original question: how quickly has your uc progressed??
thank you for your time,
Karen in NM