So I'm definetly a person thinking highly of Prednisone. Not only because of my experience with it for Crohns disease, but because I've used it for years prior for my asthma as well. I've noticed that there a numerous, basically more then you can keep track of that are against or atleast talk down on prednisone, but yet love entecort. To me in a way, your partiuclar case is bad enough then you to will love or atleast tolerate and be willing to use Prednisone. Of course this is my opinion, and there are people with much stronger opinion against prednisone. But a lot of people tend to not like it based on things like weight gain, which to much of us, is what we NEED, to gain weight, I've lost weight on prednisone multiple times.
I'd just like to start this post based on people that 'appreciate' Prednisone I guess I should put it. Meaning people that have had it help them, I think all this negative publicity in the form of patients experience is negative towards treating the actual disease of others, especially for people with a severe form like some of us.
So please post good things on this post for a change, lets try and talk about
how it got you back on your feet, or brought you out of a or multiple flares as in my case. I know for me that prednisone is basically the only medication that will pull me out of a flare, especially with any relative speed. Some people flare, they flare for a couple days and take a new round of or start asacol again, I'm talking about
the people that are closer to my shoes for this one, the ones that flare for months on end. The ones that are in the ER multiple times a WEEK, and admitted a few times a year atleast. But please feel free to post about
it helping you no matter how severe or how long or bad your flares are.
I will be back to add onto this post, but as of right now I'll leave it at this, to see if I can even GET any responses. There are those of you out there that might not like it but do agree and know that there is a definite place for prednisone in the Crohns medication tackle/tool box.
I feel that a lot of newbies count out drugs like prednisone just for others experiences, when if your going to completely count out a medication I would assume it would definetly be the immuno-suppresents, that would make much more sense, and I feel that some peopel are getting the relief as quickly as they should or even at all because of negativity.