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I has a flexi sigmoidscopy on Saturday morning and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I have been started on mesalazine and prednisolone and told I will be called to a clinic appointment in the next two weeks to discuss ongoing treatment. I took my first dose of mesalazine on Saturday afternooon and the prednisolone on Sunday morning. The hospital pharmacist advised me to take the prednisolone in the morning as it could make me feel “wired” and prevent sleep if taken at night. The diarrhea seems a little better but the bleeding seems to be worse these last few days since the procedure. I’m wondering if that’s because I’m not having quite so many bowel movements so the blood is being stored up. Or I suppose it could be bleeding from the biopsies that were taken. Assuming (hoping) that the drugs will work for me, I'm wondering how long it will take for the bleeding to subside. I’ve read somewhere that steroids can work pretty quickly.
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