I have had a flare up of my ulcerative colitis and have been vomiting and have had severe diarrhea for about 2 weeks now, I had a 5 day hospitalization of IV steroids and fluids for a severe electrolyte imbalance...i'm still having the symptoms and unable to keep down my steroids and am now having symptoms of adrenal crisis...the low blood pressure, exhausion, etc...
what do I push for with my doc? A picc line so I can have steroids given to me directly through vein, tube feedings where I can push liquid steroids into my stomach directly?
I really sympathize with you as I've had many Addison Crises when I felt I must hang on to my dear life.
I'm not sure about injecting steroids directly into your stomach? what do you need steroids for...adrenal problems or colitis? I pray that someone here can give you a more informative answers soon, as I know you must be feeling pretty desperate and helpless. Please hang in there.
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