I agree. I have been on prednisone and had CD long enough that my doctor trust that I know what I am doing. If I feel I need to bump myself up for a few days to get over a mini flare, he is ok with it. I just keep him informed, sometimes after the event! But, if your doctor is so hell bent on being so rigid and not working with you, then maybe he isn't the right fit for you in the long run. Not right at this moment, since you have a lot going on. But, we are all different patients. Some of us just want to go to our appointments, be told what to take and do what the doctor says. That used to be me. Others want to take a more active roll and be a partner. Not all doctors are willing to respect that. I had to change doctors because my former GI was very old school and wouldn't answer questions. Just took the do what I say attitude. So maybe when things calm down after your adventure you might need to think about how you want the course of your treatment to proceed, and if this is the right person to help you.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....