Re: Is this IBS?
did he take lots of biopsies? What's the extent of your UC...meaning throughout or limited?
It's disheartening to hear pred was the initial med suggested....I have a hate-on for that, so I am biased.
I was diagnosed almost 22 years ago, and I've been through some very tough flares....I've never been on pred.
You should really be on an oral 5ASA med mesalamine...Asacol is the usual first line. As well, a rectal medication should be given, usually a 5ASA mesalamine retention enema....in the US, it's Rowasa. The suppositories shouldn't be used as a treatment...my opinion...they have their use, however, for supportive in conjunction with the enemas and for maybe tapering.
Do the homework on UC and 5ASA medications. I cannot post links, but knowing what YOU have, its extent, symptoms, medications, support, etc is all important.
As well, arm yourself with questions for your appointment so that you can be proactive in your care.
thank you for the update.
Oh....I also would like to suggest you consider probiotics...I use Ultimate Flora Critical Care as well as Primadophilus Reuteri. Both at bedtime about an hour or so after my other meds and supplements.
Definitely keep me updated on your next appt.
It's all a matter of perspective!