I had no cramping from the prep h supps and used them on and off for 3 months. the burning and itching yes (but think that is just from the hemi).
I just started steriod supps, got a script from my GI and those are fine. I am getting I think 6.5mg of steriod from them, so it is not a lot but I am trying to taper so that part of it is a bit inconvenient. have been on it 3 days (total amt of time will be 2 weeks).
Hope you feel better soon, I know how bad those little monsters feel!
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.