I was just wondering why eveyone seems to hate prednisone so much. Whenever I have a flare, I go on about 40mgs for one week, and then I decrease by 10mg each week. When I am on this drug, I feel great, my movements are mostly normal, and although my appetite does increase, I still only eat two meals per day. I am not concerned about sterility (I do not have, nor do I want, kids), and I was wondering whether low doses of this drug are worth the other potential side effects.
I was diagnosed with CD (limited to colon) back in 1989, and I have had one surgery. I am on 6mp and Remicade, which seem to do the trick most of the time, but when I do go back on Prednisone, I feel soooo much better. Also, I just had a scope two weeks ago, and the inflammation was way down, and I suspect some of that was because I had been on Prednisone for a few weeks before the test.
Is this drug as bad as everyone seems to think? Also, does anyone know of any drugs with the same positive effects, but without the negative ones?