I don't know how long it took for me, I was on pred for 2 months before I got better for my UC and also my kidneys it took 4 months and it was almost considered a failure for my kidneys (on it for a dual purpose). I find out Thursday how I am doing w/that.
Also, I belive the hydrocortisone enema's are really what jumpstarted my remission. It took about 2 weeks to get some good results.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.