Unfortunately Entocort does something similar to me as pred. It's not as bad, but close, and I haven't found it to be as effective for me as pred.
Jennifer, I'm lucky that I tolerate the ambien. It's just now the daytime symptoms are so awful. In the past the side effects have increased in intensity every time I step the dose down. So 2 weeks at 40mg, and then 4 weeks to taper off.
I see my naturopath tomorrow, and then my GI on Thursday so I hope between the two of them there's something else to be done. Otherwise there some alternative will need to be found.
Diagnosed w/Crohn's in 2005. Currently on 40mg Pred, Pentasa (2pill, 2xday), synthroid, allergy meds, B-12 (liquid), multi-vitamin, probiotics, and xanax, ambien and vicodin prn. No surgeries. Have tried: sulfasalazine (developed a mild rash), Asacol, entocort, imuran (rash, nausea), humira (joint pain/fatigue), remicade (serious joint pain/fatigue stopped after 2 doses), 6MP (not effective)