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I started with rectal bleeding and mucus in July last year that was at first thought to be piles then thought to be proctitis but told it wasn't after sigmoidoscopy biopsies were normal. Fast forward to this September and another sigmoidoscopy to be diagnosed again with proctitis. I started using pentasa enemas which stopped all symptoms within 2 days . Life was great then...... Boom awful stomach cramps came on from nowhere followed 2 days later by small amounts of diahrreah throughout the day . After a few days I contacted my ibd nurse who said it could possibly be an infection or an intolerance yo the enemas so ordered a stool sample and took me off the enemas . 2 days later no change with added blood .
The cramps have been horrendous and start as soon as I wake in the morning .
After a week or so of suffering I saw my gp who is sure it's a flare and has now put me on prednisiolone rectal foam.
My question is how long will it take to work and is it really possible to have a flare to different and painful to any begore?
My first sigmoidoscopy showed 5 cm of Inflammation and my most recent showed 1cm .
I have so much planned with my family over the next few months but feel like my life won't ever be normal again
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