NostraHistoria, i went through the same thing...i started on 40 mg of prednisone for 2 weeks and it didn't work...i heard if it's going to work it will work within a few days...i started on remicade when i had to be admitted to the hospital and was still on prednisone (up to 120 mg!) i am now sooooooo pissed at my GI for keeping me on it for so long and at high doses...i have a fat face from it, i'm still thin but feel puffy in my waist, arms, neck, and shoulders, and i went through so much pain coming off of it :( if i had to do it all over again i would have asked my dr. to taper me off from the 40mg of prednisone while in the hospital, but who knows if that would have been a stupid idea or not..they are the doctors and they "know best" lol..but i refuse to ever go on it again...remicade is helpful for people who don't respond to steroids or as like maintenance drug...good luck with everthing tho!! :)
21 year old female
Diagnosed with Moderate to Severe Crohn's August 2008 (hospitalized for over a month right after)
Taking...canasa, rowasa, 6mp, and Remicade every 6 weeks
As needed...zofran, lortab, tylenol 3, bentyl
Off of Prednisone!!!