I know when I have had a flare up, my GI will tell me to increase my med (Dipentum), and to watch what I eat and my stress levels. If that doesn't do it then she'll put me on something else, most likely prednisone.
Are you taking any vitamins, supplements, etc? I just saw my GI today and she didn't bat an eye at the list of vitamins I take daily - it tends to scare most doctors, who then start asking questions. Have you looked into taking probiotics (may not be recommended with Imuran). That's what finally pushed me over the edge into the fairly healthy category.View Thread
I still tend to wander by here, mostly in lurk mode to report all the spam that's been showing up.
My colitis has been pretty well overall. I've passed the 20 year mark, when my GI wants people to be scoped every other year. She must have been really impressed with my last few scopes as she wrote on the report that I should get my next colonoscopy in 3 years. My GP made a point of reading that out to me.
I'm taking a blood pressure med now - thanks family medical history of that. Actually I can't complain too much, as at least the doctor knew to check for it and started me on a low dose med as soon as it started consistently showing a bit high. I made some minor diet changes too.
At the moment I have a minor outer ear infection, for who knows why (haven't been swimming or anything like that). It's been a bit of a comedy routine, getting a drop in my ear without actually putting the dropper in my ear, and then tilting my head at various angles to get the drop right in my ear. Then I get to walk, with my head still tilted, to go lie down for a few minutes and let it soak in a bit.View Thread
It depends on which variety you have. Did the doctor say you have a specific type of colitis? Some doctors use the term generically to mean that you have inflammation in your large intestine.View Thread