I have been dealing with UC symptoms for 1.5 years now, but was only diagnosed with UC in April of 2012. I am currently on Asacol, 12 tablets a day and is doing nothing for me. The doctor statred me on Prednisone @ 40 mg / day and it helped a little, but not much. After 4 weeks of Prednisone, they now have me on a taper and things have gone from bad to disasterous. I have dropped 7 lbs in the last week (from 137 down to 130 adn I m 5' 8" tall) and am terribly dehydrated. I am swilling as much electrolyte water and diluted sports drinks as possible. I have not found any foods that 'calm' my gut: applesauce, bananas, rice and toast...go right through me and cause horrible cramping. So I am terified to eat anything for fear of excruciating abdominal pain and diarrhea (for the past 5 days I lost count after 15 movements/day). I don't sleep anymore: I am up from 1:30 am on, sometimes multiple times an hour w/ diarrhea.
Can comeone please suggest anything that can possibly help me? I am the end of my rope and am fearful of wasting away.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.