I’m 57 yrs old ,I’ve had lactose intolerance since I was 26 years old. I have always been active & healthy .
I’m a Vietnam Vet & served in the US NAVY
Some more about me:
I’m still a kid at heart , don’t feel 57 until I look in the mirror :) I went to collage to be an art teacher,but unfortunately that didn’t happen ,life took me down a different road . I live in N.H. & have 8 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild !
Right now I’m on prednisone started out at 60mg a day for three wks so my UC is calmed down .I don’t have a solid stool yet but I’m not bad . I went from 15-20+ times a day to 2-3 times a day .
Right now I’m on prednisone started out at 60 mg a day for three weeks so my UC is calmed down some what .but for three I was in the ER twice. I started with going to the bath room15-20+ times a day 24-7 till I was so dehydrated I had to go to the ER, I was told I had the stomach flu & sent home.The next week was as bad ,but when the blood started I really got scared and went back to the ER ,this time more tests and was told they thought it was UC . The next week had a colonoscopy and was told I had severe Ulcerative Colitis. I’m going 2-3 times a day right now, nothing solid but not bad. I really feel like the prednisone was a life saver. So now the Dr. Has me going down 5mg every week .so this week I’m on 55mg next week50mg a and so on till I’m off of them.Also at the same time he put me on apriso-mesalamine 375 mg 4 pills in the am .
I’m just so nervous that once the prednisone is done that ill be right back to where I was. I have also changed the way I eat now . I make smoothies every morning and afternoon, I’m getting more fruits & veg. then I think I ever have . I’ve cut out all fried food , and started reading everything I can on the Internet about what to eat and how to control a flare . Seeing that I’m only a couple of months into this UC, I’m not sure what to expect, can I definitely expect to get a flare? Is mesalamine going to work? Should I have some prednisone as back up?
I’m going to visit my daughter in Taiwan for three months and I really think I should have some prednisone with me just in case, any suggestions ?
Prednisone 60mg for three wks now reducing by 5 mg every wk . Also taking 375 mg 4 a day of mesalamine. Apriso
Also take a probiotic a day.
I feel like the prednisone was a life saver, though I am having side effects from it: puffy face, breaking out, sleepless nights, irritable, joints ache, but am willing to put up with all this to never have another one of those attacks again!!!!!!
written by Skip
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I’m 57 yrs old ,I’ve had lactose intolerance since I was 26yrs old . I have always been active & healthy .