My course was 7 weeks, one week at a high dose, then 6 weeks to
I was on 40mg a day for 7 days, during that first week, I went from
being in hospital with a major flare to being at home with no symptoms
at all, it was like a miracle cure.
I then dropped to 30mgs for 7 days, then 20, 15, 10, 5, 2.5. I've
just started the week at 2.5mgs a day and so far so good, my symptoms
have completely gone, and bowels are completely normal.
I have only experience one side effect, and that was a few spots on
my face which started when I dropped to 10 mgs, they were pretty
bad for about a week, but have almost completley gone now.
Everyone is different, and I've read lots of horror stories of bad side
effects, but for me the whole Pred experience has been great, although
I'll be glad to get off them, as I hear long term they can be pretty hard
on your body.
Boy From OZ
Ulcerative Proctitis diagnosed January 2006
Spread to UC Left side July 2008
Pentasa Granules 2 gm (once a day)
Pentasa Enemas 1 gm (every third day)
40mg 30mg 20 mg 15 mg 10mg 5mg
Metamucil 1 tsp (1 times a day)
Omega3 2g (Enteric Coated)
Iron + Vit C
Vit B12 injection (Monthly)