I believe that prednisone is available in a pack like that, but I'm sure other steriods are as well. My guess as to why it didn't work would either be because the dose was too low, because a week wasn't long enough to heal the inflammation, or a combination of the two.
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 20mg 15mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).
Post Edited (fruitgirl) : 4/3/2009 1:01:49 PM (GMT-6)