I tried it briefly, but I discovered through a blood test that I was anemic and my Remicade infusion quit working earlier than eight weeks so I was flaring again. Going into the holidays I was feeling REALLY bad. While I was undergoing iron injections my GI took me off the Entocort and upped the Prednisone again, this time to 40 mg. (I had gotten down to 5 mg every other day). I am doing better now, but the Remicade is once again not making it to eight weeks (today was, quite literally, a crappy day!), this time though my GI is willing to try a different tact, which I had been pushing for. I am getting a Remi infusion this Saturday, which will be six weeks and I'm going on a six week schedule. We're going start the taper again a few days after the Remi infusion. By the time I get back down to the point where the taper causes me trouble I will be ready for another infusion, and this time when I get low in the taper my GI says he will reintroduce the Entocort, the reasoning being it may help bridge me from the low taper dose to getting completely off the Pred. So, while I don't yet have the info you need, I am saying don't call it quits yet on the Entocort. It's focuses on the intestine and side effects aren't as widespread or as harmful as with Prednisone, so you may want to give it another shot, especially as you had some other stuff going during the previous attempt with it.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97;
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, was almost off, back to 40 mg; 12/1/07 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron sucrose) injections;
9 mg Entocourt EC; Xanax as needed; Lexipro 10 mg, Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Bad reactions: Imuran( 2/07)