My story is a bit different for weight loss.
A week before Oct 29.08 I used to weigh 140 lbs., then the UC started, first with diarrhea, then bleeding started on Oct 29.08. about a month after that, I weighed 125 lbs, now I weigh 118 lbs.
My weight loss was very quick and now I'm trying to keep from continually losing weight. I seem to be hovering about 120, which I suppose for my height should be about right. Food and drinks are all trial and error as that is individual for everyone. The asacol seems to have finally kicked in the 3rd to 4th week but not completely for the bleeding aspect of this. So, I'm still going through this. The holidays, I pigged out on all the good stuff and paid for it of course.
The thought of prednisone is there frequently. I just do not appreciate the side effects at all. But it would definitely be a quick fix for sure.
44 yrs old, only 3rd experience with flare-up start oct29.08, Ont.Canada. was 140lbs now 118
current: asacol 400 mg - 2 4x/day
last flare in 2004 with c-diff, went into shock, hospitalized 2 wks, rec'd transfusion
prednisone, asacol, metronidazole
in 2000 rec'd antibiotics(sinuses),c-diff,ulcerative colitis