Your husband should then refuse the pred and insist on the enemas....I'm not suggesting them because they don't work.
Prednisone has lots of health side effects.....and.....I also believe that once one is taking Pred, it sets one up for future failure of other meds.
Your doctor isn't doing enough....that is what should concern you bigtime.
UC starts at the rectum....why would not taking rectal meds be of benefit. Prednisone ..... my doc would never have considered to put me on it even though my symptoms were severe, but showing improvement on the Asacol and Salofalk enemas. It's a slower process, but going 19 years with just the oral/rectal 5ASA...a good pay-off..
We never have one flare....I can't imagine treating all my flares with prednisone....I would be guaranteed my colon would have been out long ago.
Soy milk can cause a lot of gas and discomfort..Is your husband at least eating other proteins such as chicken and other meats?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 4/16/2008 3:03:07 PM (GMT-6)