I am so sorry to hear about your daughter, am I reading correctly.....she is only 2 1/2 years old? I have children and I pray they never have to suffer from crohns disease. I have been concerned about my 4 year old for about 2 years because he never has had a formed bowel movement and he seems to go shortly after eating. I asked his doctor about it and she just made it seem as though I was paranoid because I have crohns and said it was to early to test him. I recently got a call from his school and the social worker mentioned to me that when he comes into school that he complains about his stomach hurting but eventually will get into his routine for class. She knows I have been going through a lot with my health and was thinking he might be imitating me but now I am very much concerned.
I am so sorry to ramble on, I also am very sorry that I don't have an answer to your question regarding the steroid. I am suppose to start steroid and 6mp next tuesday and have so many questions regarding steroids myself. I do know that they are suppose to help pretty fast compared to the medications that you have to wait months for. In my opinion I would think she would need them a little longer then a week but like I said I really don't know. There are a lot of people on here who have a lot of knowledge and I hope someone will come along and answer your question. I hope your daughter starts to feel better very soon.
37 year old female and a proud mother of 8 kids (5 still living at home) and a very supportive Husband
Found out I had crohn's disease about 3 years ago, I haven't had proper treatment since :-(
Have had rectal abscess and now a rectal fistula, Medications I have taken for crohn's is..... Asacol and Entocort EC......Currently taking....Asacol
Suppose to start Steroid and 6mp next week (May 18, 2010).....I'm so scared :-(
Seton drain was put in on May 4, 2010
I also suffer from very bad anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years (after my father passed away)
I have tried almost every medication for it but nothing worked or I had a bad side effect so for the last 6 years have been on xanax 1mg., 3x's a day
I started having joint pain about 7 months ago :-(