Hi, I saw my GI as I was feeling quite unwell and he referred me to see a Rheumatologist, and it appears I have spondyloarthropathy which is a complication of UC. At the moment I am on Prednisone 50g a day as my ankle swelled up and bruised to the point that I couldn't even walk, plus all my joints seemed to hurt at once!!
Blinkin nightmare, but I am feeling better every day on the Pred!!
The treatment my rheumy suggested was azathioprine, not sure which that would be, when I taper down from Pred, but I have read that the biologics are better for this condition is this true? I doubt I will be able to afford biologics and it seems crazy to go from Pentasa (which I am allergic to) to a biologic anyway.
With regards to the Pred whats your thoughts on dosage for slowly coming down from 50mg, I have a prescription for 2 weeks at that dose.
Samantha, 45 yrs
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Pentasa 3.5g daily, Vit D, Multivitamin, Vit B12, 500mcg Molybdenum
Gluten, Dairy and Sulfite free.