I have always started on 40mg but has taken 2-3 weeks before I notice any improvement. My cousins pred was increased to 60mg on her first flare up and she started imuran on her first flare up. I managed to get through 7 years and 7 flares before I caved in to imuran. I am now battling a flare after 16mths remission so looking at going back on the pred.
My brother is a general medicine doctor and also a UC sufferer although he has now had surgery. I remember asking him about increasing pred when on one occassion I had been on 40mg for couple weeks and noticing no difference but he said orally taking anymore that 40mg he felt did not make any difference and he had several occassions when he had them intravenously (sp?). But in my experience they just take a long time for me to start working typically 2 - 3 weeks.
Post Edited (tums) : 9/4/2009 6:39:24 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (burnabygirl) : 9/6/2009 9:49:58 PM (GMT-6)