I went to see my Gastroenterologist two weeks ago, after flaring for a few weeks. He encouraged me to stay on imuran and asacol for 4-6 weeks, and not to do the prednisone until that time has passed, because hopefully I'll be better. I hate prednisone and am happy to not be on it, becuase it really does terrible things to me. However, it has been hard dealing with the day-to-day. I'm a full-time student, and have a part-time job, and i'm really struggling. I'm trying so hard to get to my classes and work a reasonable amount every week. I forgot how exhausting it is going through a flare. I'm tired all the time, and my energy is just nil. Does anybody have any suggestions as to keeping in good spirits, and feeling...well like you want to do more than lay on the couch? I'm going for a colonoscopy at the end of the month, so hopefully by then I'll be feeling better.