I'm finally off the Prednisone after two full years. All in all I am doing well, but have occasionally noticed a few drops of blood in the toilet, mostly at times when I feel an urge but nothing is happening. My mornings are okay, 2-3 trips, mostly formed. Later on in the day I have urges but am mostly gassy. I want to give myself about a week, but if I am going into a flare I want to take care of it as soon as possible, but I DON'T want to go back on Pred, which is why I have not called my GI. Is this just part of getting off the Pred? I alternated 5 mg and 0 mg daily for two weeks, then I took my last 5 mg two days ago.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
7 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08
Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Protonix; Lexipro 10 mg; Prednisone 4/27/06-present, tapering now, alternating 5/0 mg. daily. Xanax as needed. Daily supplements: multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; 12/1 - 12/29/07 weekly Venofer (iron) injections; Off of the following:Entocourt EC; Rowesa; Asacol; Colazal; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07)