Lots of questions there. First, it does take time for prednisone to leave your body. How long depends on how long you've been on it. As far as diet, it is best to go slow. Don't over do the spicy or the high fiber foods until you know how you will react. You don't have to stick to a bland boring diet for the rest of your life, but you should take things slowly and try things one at a time to see how you tolerate them. Some people can eat lots of different foods, salads and spicy included, others need to keep things more mild and softer. We are all different. You will need to keep track of how you tolerate things and what works for you. And if you have a bit of a set back, go back to a bland diet for a few days to see if things calm down on their own. Some times just taking it easy in my diet and physically can calm things down. When I have gone too far in my diet I go to my "white food" diet for a few days. Rice, Mashed Potato, Toast, Fish, Eggs, Custard, Tapioca, Pasta, you get the picture. Those are my comfort, safe foods, you'll figure out your own.
Stress, Family and the Holidays! Oh what joy! I think most of us will agree that stress won't cause a flare, but it certainly will make things worse. I'm sure your Husbands family will be understanding that you aren't at your best. After all you've been Dx with CD and are coping with a flare. Let them help you and let things slide if possible, like cleaning. Over working your body is NOT going to help you get better.
As far as Probiotics, I can't really help you there. I only take them when I am on antibiotics. I have never found them to be that helpfull for me. But some people on here swear by them.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....