Long story short....GI said next time I'm in a flare, he'll have to put me on Prednisone and start 6MP. Well, I'm in a flare since 11/2/07 - pretty minor flare, but still. It won't go away, have been doing 2 Rowasa a day, started again today with bright red blood. I'm still having liquid poo with some pieces and mucus, but only going 3-5 times a day. I have very little cramps if any on some days. I know the Prednisone will knock it out ASAP, but don't want to tell GI b/c I don't want to start 6MP. I want to try to conceive next year.
I need to be armed with info when I call my GI b/c I do not want this flare over Christmas when we travel. I already take 12 Asacol a day.
Can I propose to my GI the following and do you think this will help get me in remission:
Stick with my 12 Asacol a Day....
Switch from Rowasa to a steriod enema (do they still make one? What is the name?)
Once I'm in the clear, switch back to nightly Rowasa
I want to avoid taking Prednisone and 6MP. Thanks for any tips....
dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day; 1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission; Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status: 11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(