Posted 1/20/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -6)
Hey Tooth Fairy. Welcome to the forum. I am sure others will have more to say, as I have only been on pred twice and some others here have been on it more and can speak better from experience, but, I do know that my GI is always telling me that prednisone eventually quits being effective. Like everything else with this DD, it is unpredictable.... some people can use pred on and off for years and have great results, while others are steroid resistant from day one, or just quit responding to pred at some point. I know that good GIs operate under the knowledge that pred will eventually stops being useful, which really sucks, but no one can predict when. AND, on top of that, it may not work for one flare, and then another flare it may work..... SO annoying. But, for the record, there is such a thing as UC that just doesn't respond to steroids. The other possibility may be that you are tapering too quickly. It may be that if you go back up on prednisone (which sucks, I know) and you hang out there at a higher dose for awhile, you may be able to get some response to it. But I wouldd definitely talk to your GI before doing that, and do it under his supervision. in any case, if you're still only having liquid BMs, I suggest discussing this with your GI. Hope that helps. and congrats on your recent addition to your family. I am glad to hear it all went smoothly despite the onset of UC. oh, last thought, I know some people on the forum have had their UC mad more by Flagyl, so that could also be causing the D.