Well I've been on pred since my diagnosis in mid dec and have been doing really well (aside from slight tenderness). I have had no D at all. I started with 50mg and have since tapered to 35mg. Tomorrow I am down to 30mg.
Tonight, after dinner, out of nowhere I had to old "think I have to fart...nope, more coming" UC rush to the bathroom. To be honest, it's got me a bit scared that it's coming back. I'm really hoping its just a blip or a one time thing. Do any of you on pred every have a bad night, even while you're on it? Or is that usually a sign of heading back downhill. I don't want to stay on it and I don't want to go back into a flare.
I also leave for my ski trip in two days, so the timing of this couldn't be any worse. I'm really trying to put it in the back of my head and just tell myself it was nothing, that its still possible this will happen time to time w/o going into a full flare. After all, I AM still on pred and that SHOULD keep things under control .... I hope???
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08 - currently feeling ok
Pentasa 500mg 2pills-4x daily
50mg 45mg 40mg 35mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, vitamin C, probiotics, fish oil
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"