Well, I was on prednisone a lot during the past two years. That is why I had the surgery. I had ulcerative proctitis for about twelve years. My surgery, total colectomy with end ileostomy, was done on June 28th. I still have my anus but no rectum or colon.
This past week I have been having terrible pains in my back, some in my arms and legs but mostly in the back. The surgeon had me on a strong dose of Cipro because I had an abscess in my anus. I believe the pains are caused by a reaction to Cipro but I have been off it since last Saturday and my back is still giving me grief. Not sure if this could be my body reacting to being off the prednisone. It was holding off all the aches and pains that have now surfaced, but I sure as Hell will NOT go back on it again!
As far as symptoms of flares of UC....not a one. No pains in the stomach, nor diarrhea or bleeding. I eat everything now, even salads but I chew very, very well.