First off, I soooo feel your pain!! I was in your place about
3 months ago. First off, you probably need your prednisone upped. I was on 20mg twice a day, but then it wasn't working, so then finally had to be hospitalized. I hated it, but knew that was the best place for me. I was then put on IV steroids. They helped, but then once again I backslid into worsening symptoms again. So while in hospital they started me on remicade. Then was able to get out. And since then have tapered off the pred, and staying on remicade (along with all my other meds), with the remicade infusions as outpatient every couple months. And doing good!! I wish you luck. Hope you can get this flare under control SOON.
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day,
prednisone 20mg 10mg 5mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 35 25 units daily, Novolog 10 8 5 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.