Is prednisone the only solution to kick this flare? I dread going back on prednisone. I saw my GI yesterday. I am definitely having a flare. Very bad cramps, lots of bloody mucus and diarhea, no appetite. I had labs and a C-Diff stool culture done yesterday. The results of the C-Diff will be back tomorrow. He wants me to wait for those results before starting back on the prednisone.
After he gets my labs back next week, if all is okay he wants to start me on 6-MP.
I want to feel better, but am so very disappointed to have to go back on the prednisone. I finally lost the weight I gained last year from the prednisone.
If I watch my salt intake and drink lots of water will that help me to not gain the weight? We are going on vacation in July and I don't want to look like a beached whale.
Pancolitis - dx December 2006
Colazal 750 mg - 9/day (generic)
soon to start prednisone 60 mg & 6-MP
Canasa 1000mg 1/day (???)
Women's One-A-Day Multi-Vitamin
Calcium +D 500 mg - 3/day
Coumadin 2.5 mg/day (for DVT, dx 2/13/07)
Asacol (bad reaction); mesalamine enemas (bad reaction); Seasonale (birth control) caused DVT; cranberry pill - 300 mg 3x/day (urinary tract infec.) can't take with Coumadin; Lovenox injec. 2x/day (for DVT); Folic Acid - 400 mcg x2/day