So I'm thinking of asking my GI about starting prednisone. I am still having 6-10 BMs a day since I had a stomach bug on March 3-4. Before the bug, I was down to 2 relatively formed BMs/day.
I know that it might be worth it to give the Asacol and Rowasa a bit more time to work, but I have projects I need to get done at work that require me to be outside and away from a toilet for hours at a time. Plus, I have a two-day long job interview (that will require me to give an hour-long seminar as part of the interview) at the end of April, and I HAVE to be well by then. There's no way I can do an interview in my current condition as I have severe urgency.
Anyway, how low of a dose of prednisone do you think I could start at? Would it even be worth it to start lower than 40mg? I am very hesitant to take prednisone because of the side effects, so I'd like to start at the lowest possible dose.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).