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Sorry for another long tale.....
I got my "problem" by food poisoning from chicken in June 2014.
I spent 2 weeks in hospital and on leaving my consultant advised I could now have UC.
To cut a very long story short I've had numerous signoidoscopy and a colonoscopy plus a hostologisy investigation which all came to no avail and only yesterday agree another flexi sig the consultant told me I have very servere UC. He was horrified at how bad it was and that I wasn't hospitalised.
On this occasion I've been in flare for around 3.5 months I've been on 4 x mexalazine a day practically since the day I lett hospital with a short break as advised and the symptoms came back. I am also on another 8 week course of steroids and I have just finished a 6 week course which doesn't seem to have done the trick as symptoms only stopped for 1 week mid way though then came back.
Anyway following yesterday's flexi sig I have to attend clinic on Monday as a priority as I'm in such a bad way.
I'm really not sure how it's got this bad until they have realised.
My consultant yesterday who I had when I got food poisoning but had to refer me to specialist IBD was shocked I have never seen the IBD consultant - only nurses. He specialises in gastro liver more than IBD which I'm heartbroken about as he's amazing.
He said I am going to require azaprathine (which will take 3 months to start working) and have some injections and somethin else which I can't remember aswell as the prednisolone and Mezalazine.
Does anyone know what the injections are? Do you take mezanazine and azaprathine?
I'm worried about all the side effects?
Any advise would be appreciated?
May I also point out that since leaving hospital around 2 years ago this is the worst flare up. The only other 2 flares I have had have only lasted about a week or so and that's all.
I wonder if the azaprathine is abit keen?
I'm also worried as I am working my notice now and start a new (hopefully a lot less stressful) job in 2 weeks and I really need to get better for then. Also having a new job I won't be able to go for all the blood tests that are needed when taking them!
Sorry for the essay. It wasn't intentional. ??
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