I'd suggest you sit down with her and discuss her treatment plan. In my case I was off Asacol and Rowasa and on Pred only for a couple of weeks because we determined mesalamine was making my symptoms worse instead of better. After a couple of weeks, I started back on Rowasa. So short-term use of pred to get a flare under control in this situation may be appropriate. But there should be a plan for beyond the Pred, because it isn't appropriate for long-term treatment. Also, as you're finding, eventually you become resistant to the Pred and it doesn't help.
If she has no plan beyond Pred, I'd seek a second opinion or even a new GI to take over my care.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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