As much as I hated having to start pred, it seems to be making quite a difference. I started on Monday (got two doses of 10mg each in), and yesterday only had four BMs...BIG change for me. I was also able to make it through Monday and Tuesday nights without a BM, which is a big change. This morning, I had a semi-formed BM...before, they were really watery.
For those of you that have insomnia as a side effect, when did it start? I slept unusually well on Monday night and had a normal night's sleep last night. I'm hoping that since I haven't had a problem yet, I won't develop one. I think my body is so used to waking at night (due to having to pee 2-3 times during the last two months of pregnancy, then being up with a new baby, then being up to poo) that I still just wake up a lot!
Anyway, here's hoping that I can taper as quickly as my GI planned out!
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, 40mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).