went from 5mg to 20mg last wed saw some improvement (less blood, same amt of bm's, maybe a couple less here and there) and now so sick of it, put myself up to 40mg today to try to get rid of this flare.
I know I should call my GI, but he will want to put me on remicade (I can tell this using my ESP skills) and I am just not ready to do that, I am pretty sure this flare was caused by aspirin so I just want to try to see if I can taper down the pred again.
I feel bad about upping my pred w/out talking to my GI, so maybe I will call them today and let them know. I guess I am just hoping I can get this flare under control and then taper back down to 5mg.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
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 5mg 1xday (tapered from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalapril 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!