all my flares in the past have been pain free and only lasted about 2 weeks. just blood and mucous present in the stool. with diarrhea of course.
until last october... this flare has lasted over a year and im still not in the clear yet. =(
its gone from proctitis to pancolitis to severe left side flaring to who knows what now...
and this one has been super duper painful and horrible and i lost 40+ lbs and been in the hospital and very very sick. stayed in bed for about 3 months at one point.
so i they are all different and can last any amount of time.
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only.
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
50mg imuran 1x 8pm stopped it to try and have a baby
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
colifoam 1x at night
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww