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Old 10-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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Uncontrolled UC Flare Up

I was diagnosed with UC 9 months ago at age 58. Since then I have been in a constant flare up with diarrhea daily. I also have bouts of bloody stool, usually fresh blood, and pain. I am on 4 Lialda a day. And I have been on 5 or more rounds of prednisone, which controls my symptoms until I finish the round, and then they all come back. My doctor is now trying 6-MP, but I am seeing no improvement in the 20 days since I started the medication. HELP.

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Old 10-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Uncontrolled UC Flare Up

Hi...where in the colon is your UC located...throughout or limited?

I would suggest you at the very least start rectal medications...mesalamine retention enemas are what could be a good option for now.

I've been on oral/rectal mesalamine for almost 22 years. I've never been on pred or the immuno meds.

The enemas should be used till your flare is over and then tapered to a maintenance dosage. Has the doctor never suggested them to you?

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