As magical at steriods are, I would of course like to get off them. My "keeping things tolerable" level was 20mg last month. Now, thanking to 6MP (50mg) kicking in some, so I'm down to 15mg. Good, good. I hope a higher dose of 6MP will lower it more, but is there anything else I can do? Been taking fish oil capsule, not sure that is having much impact. Enemas aren't so effective because my UC is not only distal. I'm taking probiotics, but I'm of the opinion that they just keep away bad germs and otherwise don't do much for healing. I haven't seen much effect from diet, though I am avoiding red meat, too many raw vegatables, and too much fiber.
Is anything else worth trying? Aloe? I can't think of anything else. Anything that can cut even 2.5mg off my daily steriod dose would be worth it.
Symptoms started 10/06, diagnosed 4/07.
Currently taking daily 15mg Prednisone, 75mg 6MP, calcium w/D, 1/2 Prilosec (protects stomach from prednisone), probiotic, multivitamin, double strength fish oil (2).