Should I go prednisone if my symptoms are very mild?

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julie79
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   Posted 6/18/2017 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have UC pancolities with mild involvement based on the colonoscopy reports. I tried Uceris for 6 weeks and my symptoms reduced a little but still no remission.
I had very mild symptoms anyway. I was going 2-3 times a day before Uceris, and now that I stopped it, I go with dhiarrea every other day...there is a drop of blood every week or so.

So basically mild symptoms but no remission...is it time for Prednisone? Or wait?

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 6/18/2017 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I would try to use maintenance medication, like lialda/rowasa, and forgo the prednisone.
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iPoop
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   Posted 6/18/2017 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
That's entirely up to you. Sometimes we can beat a flare without pred and other times it is a requirement. If you're inflammation is only mild then try nightly rowasa and 4,800 mgs of mesalamine.
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Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g Lialda, and rowasa

I swore to myself that once i was off of prednisone that I'd burn both the pills and bottle with great hedonistic enjoyment: booze, food, and dance. And if I ever need a colectomy... ;-)
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