I was on 40 mg of Pred for 22 days when I finally got in with my doctor. He was surprised that I was still in pain, so he gave me something for that, but shocked I was still having 15+ BM a day. He lowered my Pred to 20 mg a day, and told me I could also take Immodium. Now, I don't know if it's the Immodium, or the lower Pred dose, but my flare has been MUCH better. I went from 5+ times a night to 1 or 2 times a night, and down to about 4 or so BM during the day.
Has anyone experienced their flare getting better on a lower dose of Pred?
Rachael - 24 years old, diagnosed with CD in Dec. of 2004.
Currently on 20 mg of Prednisone, 2.4mg Lialda, and 100mg Azathioprine.
I thank God every day for an amazing support network of family, my boyfriend who has been there since the beginning, and my friends who never waver.