It does sound like you could need the prednisone just to get your flare under control...but I do understand the fear of not wanting to go back on it! Also, perhaps you may just need to try a different medication...or it's time for an additional level. I only say this b/c I've had a rapid experience with trying different medications, dosages and levels of medications.
As for the anti-depressant, you may need an anti-anxiety...and yes, I feel they are greatly beneficial. I am on Paxil, and when I feel it no longer does the trick I go to Effexor and work my way up the dosages with that as needed...however, I've never been on more than 75mg of Effexor...and currently on 40mg of Paxil. I could not even think of making it through my current situation with a little help from mood stabilizers!
I wish you the best!!!
: ) Robin
Dx-May 2007 Asacol-2400mg bid Prednisone-20mg Remicade-5 Tx
Paxil-40mg Prilosec-bid Multivitamin Moderate/Severe Pancolitis
28 year old Mommy of a 1 year old and a Wife for almost 2 years!
Life has never been so sweet! I appreciate the small things in life...the little joys that occur every second of every day. Though we struggle and have crazy complications, nothing can over ride our love and happiness.
Surgery is scheduled for February 6th!!! : ) Yea!!!!!!!!!!