I am in the middle of a Huge flare that really started October '08. I had been in pretty good remission for at 10 years prior to that. at any rate, I was hospitlized in March of '08 started remicade then and was able to get off cortisone. I never went into complete remission however and starting in September I went back on methylp. again and have been on it ever since. I was just hospitalized for a blood clot -- probably caused by the UC and in the hospital they gave me intravenous mehtlp which seemed to help a little but now I am back to the same old diareaha, mucos, frequency, urgency, the whole nine yards of misery that is now accompanied by some of the worst pain I have ever felt -- that comes in waves and sometimes leads to a bm or passing of mucous etc. and often not.
So here is my question -- my gastro has said that maybe I would respond better to good old fashion noxious prednisone. I am terrified of Pred because it gives me side effects like acne, severe mood swings and the mad munchies that the Mehtyl doesn't.
Does any one have experience switching from one drug to the other>? Also I am not sure if the remicade is working any more and I i don't think that my doc wants to face it.
thanks in advance for any advise on anything in my long post.
Insulin pump, 6 mp, asachol, asulfidine, folic acid, medrol, lipitor