use the enemas, try rowasa or hydrocortisone, both have helped me tremendously.
My first time on pred it took 2.5 months to help me (I had to quit Asacol cold turkey and was put on pred the same day and I got worse before I got better), I flared at 5mg, I think b/c of the aspirin I took, It took me a good week on 40mg of pred to really start to see a difference, though I was on 20mg for two weeks before that. I'd say give the pred a couple of weeks to help.
Also, we are not supposed to take any kind of ibuprofen, aleve or aspirin they can cause flares, so not sure if maybe you took any of those, if you already know this then please disregard.
we are here for you, this place has given me so much, it feels good not to be alone.
Wishing you a speedy remission!
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
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 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!