Today is my last day on 30mg of prednisone. The plan my doctor lined out was to do 40mg for 5 days, 30mg for 5 days, 20 mg for 5 days, 15mg and I go see him on April 7 to see where I am.
BMs have been completely formed since Friday or so. I haven't noticed any blood until today (I don't look really hard for it, though), but it was just a bit streaked on the outside of the feces. I have hemmies, too, internal and external, which are getting a bit inflamed now that I have to work a bit to get poop out! Is this blood likely from them, or from the UC? Bleeding hasn't been one of my major symptoms, either, if that makes any difference.
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 30mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).