I have been on varying doses of prednisone, 40mg to 20mg and back. About 15 days ago, I started getting horrific pain and muscle spasms across my chest and around my mid back. I even went to the ER thinking I might be having a heart attack. Thankfully, that was not the case. Saw my gastro doc last Monday or a flexible sigmoidoscopy and 3… Read More »Ulcerative Colitis and Prednisone Fractures
Prednisone is another drug that is a steroid which is quite powerful. Many many ulcerative colitis patients are given this medication to help the inflammation of the colon. Its been around for a long time unlike some other new drugs.
I was diagnosed in December of 2011 at the age of 33. I’ be been living with UC for 4 years, but I suspect I had it throughout my 20s and 30s and never had a diagnoses to confirm it. My most recent scope was a sigmoidoscopy in December 2015 due to a recent flare. I usually flare up in the Fall months. My most… Read More »Staying Hopeful
My Gastroenterologist believes me to be a moderate to severe sufferer, I have not had any surgeries (knock on whatever happens to be around that resembles wood), and I am “medication compliant” as they say, which basically means out of desperation I obey the doctors.
My name is Sally and I have lived in various countries, taking my ulcerative colitis with me where ever I go. Born in South Africa, my UC started in Canada, I was ok in England, diagnosed in Australia (6 years ago) and well, pooped in a plastic bag on my sister-in-law’s bedroom floor in a moment of desperation (and occupied bathrooms) in Brazil – fun! Now living in an apartment with 2 bathrooms – makes the world of difference!