Oh Nanners, I know how you feel. I even was in such denial that I tried to get my doc to let me stop taking entocort. When he told me no, I lowered the dose and got real sick real quick!
I would say since you are writing this post you may need a little boost to get you out of this flare you are having. you must be feeling bad to wonder if you need more meds.
let's face it if a person without CD went 5 to 6 times a day they would consider themselves sick. I never went 30 times a day either but when I did it was more like you 5-8 times I would guess. (I never count)
The Dr may not change your meds, he may just add something to help you out. Don't make yourself suffer you could be letting this cause damage too. That is how I look at my meds. they help me stop as much damage as I can....
Take care.... and Call your Doctor... we need you to keep yourself as well as possible!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.
Nanners, were we split at birth or something? That is exactly what I would do. I can't tell you how many times I have just done the taper myself because the GP has told me I know as much about prednisone as he does and just to keep him informed. I hope you are feeling better soon and that the quick taper is just what the "doctor" ordered. I'm actually doing the same now, but for my joints.
I hope you have a quiet peaceful fourth and are feeling better long before your doctor comes back from vaca!