I think she's was giving you a "starter" to hold you over until you saw your GI over the next few days. I don't think the ER gives "long term" prescript
ions, I've only ever been give a week of anything. A good ER doc will call the on-call for that office and set something up with YOUR GI for the next day. So if you GI didn't want you on Prednisone, they could change you over to your normal course of treatment.
28 yr. old Mother of 2 in NY
Diagnosed in 2007. Currently in remission.
Family history: Mother with Active UC, 30+ years on Remicade treatment.
Flare-ups during pregnancies only (so far).
Controlled: Prednisone, 40mg/ed. for 30 week @ time of diagnosis.
No maintenance drugs.
Supplements, Fiber, Probiotics