I am in the middle of a severe flare. I was put on Prednizone 5 days ago...40 mg. So far no side effects except not sleeping well.
Question: When will I start to see some results? I am not having as many bms. before was going 20+ but only blood and mucus. No poo.
Now going about
5-6 times not much blood or mucus but still no poo. It's been 2 weeks 4 days. before that it was 3 weeks with no bm, then I had colonoscopy and was cleaned out. (thankfully)
Question: should I be pooing by now...In other words should the swelling in my butt be going down by now? I know I have to go but nothing comes out but a few wormy poos. Probably about a cup in the last 2 weeks 4 days. I am miserable, not in pain but just plain miserable.
Question: I am starting a taper down to 30 mg today for 5 days...will I feel side effects from this and if my colon is still swelled will it help to taper down or make things worse.
The only thing I am taking is the asacal 3 2X day
and the Pred.
DX: 1993: sulfasalazine
1998: Pancolitis UC. asacal 2 2X daily, cortifoam, ?
2003: Protitis UC severe flare. asaca 2 2X daily, canasa, cortifoam, cortenema
2008: Proctosigmoiditis severe flare. asacal 3 2X daily, canasa/discontinued while on pred, cortifoam/discontinued, Prednisone 40 mg to be tapered each week