I like prednisone b/c it works for me. Little acne and some little bone loss and little mood swings, but I think it is worth it and I never really worry about taking it. Just keep calcium intake above normal, which I wasn't doing but am now. Also what is scary is that someone on here mentioned before that it makes the colon very soft and mushy, but then suebear just said on another post that constant inflamation makes the colon paper like where it will tear easily during surgury, so inflamation or prednisone???? Take the lessor of two evils... At least with prednisone my symptoms subside dramatically more than anything else.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 2.5yo girl (revised 5/8/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: 6th week flaring;improving; 2bm/day; very little blood
RX/day: Currently 10mg of prednisone per day. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: seldom use VSL#3, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: food combos, enzymes, good posture, chewing more, etc.