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