I was on Prednisone for most of a year, then on Entocort (which is supposed to have fewer side effects) for four years. I ended up with osteoporosis and a major fracture, avascular necrosis and had elevated blood sugar while I was on it. If he's on Remicade and still can't get off steroids, it may be time to consult with a surgeon.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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