Hmmm...that's an interesting problem, sounds to me like you do need the low dosage of Pred too to keep your inflammation under control. I don't think that necessarily means that the Entocort isn't effective for you, to me it just means that you need to take both meds to effectively control your inflammation. Is there a reason why your doc doesn't want you to continue taking the low dose Pred in conjunction with the Entocort? I'm not a doc but I think that the Entocort has a lot less nasty side effects than Prednisone...I could be wrong, I've never been on Pred but I have read a lot of posts on this forum from people who suffer serious mood swings and weight gain from Pred. I have taken Entocort for a year and a half now and it is my God-send...the only med that works to control my inflammation, but every body is different.
I hope that you find the right combination of meds to control your inflammation. Keep asking questions and speak with your GI about
it. Take care!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse" do to CD ;)