PLEASE, some of us are just way more sensitive to steroids than others, I think. When I was on Entocort, I was told that because it delivers the medication directly to the colon it won't cause so many side effects. I got really bad side effects. Last spring when my orthopedist injected my trigger fingers, I even reacted to that. Thank goodness it was only the mildest side-effect (I didn't sleep for a couple of weeks,) but still it was really unusual to have a systemic reaction to that.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal,
Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.