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Alittle bit if background I was diagnosed with UC in 2003 not many flares as I had smoked and it kept me in remission. Long story short I had to quit smoking due to hormonal changes and heart palpitations. I'm in the flare of my life right now and I'm so scared It started the end of November and I was admitted to the hospital last month due to this flare I feel as if I was released way too soon as I was still very much flaring. I had x rays CT scans drank the stuff dye inserted said inflammation in the transverse colon. I'm on 40 mg of prednisone and it's not helping well it's not taking it away I'm better then I was in some ways in others I'm scared it's gonna kill me.im not running to the bathroom all day as I was before, I also was taken a iron pill and I think that slowed me down caused it to be very painful to pass stool I stopped the iron the other day and I had gotten dirreah and cramps that day all that night. I didn't eat much just crackers and some soup well I didn't use the bathroom yesterday just cramping blood mucus yesterday morning. I figured not much in there from all the dirreah day before well I ate more yesterday and last night I started feeling bloated gassed up and bad indigestion. Now here I am this morning bad indigestion stomach cramping off and on and I'm bloated gassed up it feels and not passing stool just that blood mucus stuff and not alot. I'm concerned shouldn't I be passing some stool today from the food yesterday? And I don't understand why the steriod isn't helping this improve more then it is is this a typical flare symptoms? This is only my fourth flare and it's the worse one so I'm still new to this flaring and what's normal what's not.im scared I have a blockage but wouldn't I have bad bad pain not just gas and bloating feeling and I wouldn't be able to pass any gas right. I do pass some not alot but some, and I also wanted to ask about apriso is anyone on this and how well is it tolerated I've tried since being released from hospital I can't swallow that huge blue pill I gag so bad.but my main question is can flares cause these symptoms I'm having bloating,gassed up,nauseas off and on not constantly, indigestion and feel like I can't burp it relieve gas like I need too. My left side is alittle tender but it's not bad I can push on my abdomen and release and it's no bad severe pain just crampy pain off and on.pkease someone respond
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