yes i was in a similar predicament. i was in remission for sometime and unlike you i stupidly stopped taking the meds and i flared like no other in september and have not been right since. I am just coming out of another flare as well. I've been on steroids for the most part since september. It just feels like it aint fair to be feeling good and teased..and then it all comes back again and you are reminded of your very real illness. getting out of remission for me has been quite devastating to say the least as I had plenty of good things going for me that now have to kinda take a back seat as I hope to solve my current health issues.
prednisone will usually help with lack of energy unless you are VERY sick. thats when you know you are in trouble. The blood loss might look worse than it actually is.. just a few drips can make the toilet pretty bloody looking so before you panic about blood loss check your blood levels to ease your concerns. As per vitamins, i drink gatorade for electrolytes while on steroids(messes up your balances), I eat bananas, take a multivitamin, calcium for bones, and fish oil.
Give the pred some time to work. 60 mg through 30 mg is harsh...but it gets easier once you get into the 20's. Good luck with your recovery :)
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27. Several huge flares since then. Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum. Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now *In Hospital* |Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 50 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Cipro/Flagyl|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|