LME you were on a pretty high dose of Pred. I think once when first diagnosed I was on a dose that high. Most if not all of my other Pred times were started at the most 40 mg. When I had a flare this past Feb and March they started me at 30 mg. I have used either BC pills and Estrogen my whole life and taking the pred with them and never had a problem with the two. I personally like Entocort much better, but sometimes it just doesn't cut the inflammation enough. I agree Pred is an evil drug, but as I stated before sometimes we just have to take it. Believe me I hate it too, especially the side effects, and I usually only use it when all else fails. I have noticed also (at least with my docs) that they wean me a little faster than they used to. Now I go down 5mg every 5 days.
My point to you Nikki is maybe give it another two weeks, (I know its hard), but if you don't feel better put your foot down and say you need more help and can't live like this anymore. I hate how these doctors want us to try this or that and we continue to suffer more and more each day. Wish they could walk just a week in our shoes. Geesh!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.