Welcome to HealingWell, Luis. I was on Prednisone then Entocort for nearly five years. I had a serious fracture requiring surgery due to osteoporosis, type II diabetes and avascular necrosis. It's a grim drug to take for long periods. My GI only left me on it because Entocort supposedly isn't absorbed systemically and doesn't cause the side effects. I proved that wrong!
How much of your colon is involved, and what medications are/have you been on in addition to the Prednisone? A little more information will be helpful to the group in addressing your questions.
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.
Co-Moderator UC ForumPlease remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.
Posted 5/19/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -7)
Recently it was left sided coliltis The GI was concerned because it was mild to moderate while on the Remicade.
I have taken Asacol, Azulfadine, Mesalimine Suppositories, Rowesa, Dipentum, Pentasa, Colazal, Cortifoam, Imuran, and Prednisone while on the other medications.
If the higher dose of Remicade does not get me off steroids, then I was told possibly Humera. It has been 9 years since my diagnosis and I am so glad I finally found this website.
Currently it is Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:30 PM (GMT -7)
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