Hi & welcome to Healing Well. Your gi is absolutely right, you cannot stay on Prednisone like you have been doing. It is ok to take it short term to get over a hump but you have been warned about
the down side to it. It also affects the adrenal glands & can make a mess of things. That should get your attention more than some of medications used to treat the disease.
There has been some people that has come through here over the years that has tried the SCD diet. A lot of people find the diet to be too restrictive. People have commit 100% or not bother to see if it helps, in other words no fudging. How did the dr classify your disease activity, mild, moderate or what?
A lot of us are on Imuran with no issues. Imuran takes a couple of months to become effective. I am not sure why your dr has not offered you any of the other medications to treat you, unless you are resistant to trying medications. If this is the first time the dr has offered something besides Prednisone, I would be looking for a new dr.
You need to understand all medications come with potential side effects. Key word is potential, it does not mean you will have any of the side effects. By law the FDA requires the potential side effects to be listed when medications are in the trial phase. If you looked up the potential side effects of Tylenol you probably wouldn't take it anymore. But, from the sounds of things you don't have much quality of life. Been there & done that & medications gave that back to me & many others.
Treatment of this lousy disease is a personal choice. I hope you have success with whatever route you take.
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