research, research, research! Go in with a plan on how you want to proceed and discuss w/your Dr.. Bring a notebook, print stuff from on-line, make your case.
Dr's are people too and some are jerks, sorry you had a bad experience, not all are like that.
Wish you the best! It is very scary and you can do it!!!! Pred is horrible, but you need to work, ask about
that, may help jumpstart your remission.
Beth, 33 ~ 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. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg/2.5mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!