The only times I have taken prednisone I was so sick there was no other option. Usually even needing to be hospitlized becasue I could not keep anything down, or could not swallow because of the throat ulcers.
I agree with the above poster- prednisone is a LAST RESORT drug! I don't know what your doc is thinking.. but there is no way I'd be taking pred with almost no symptoms! Not to mention you usually get a long spiel when given pred as it is unsafe if you don't taper, etc ...your doc knowing you were new to CD (therefore new to pred) and not even mentioning it? Erm, no.
PS Salofalk is hideously overpriced and usually a waste of time. Please get a second opinion.
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.