Wow! I can't imagine constipation - NEVER had that even before UC.
Anyway, I so agree with rectal meds although none are working for me. I can't take anything with mesalamine and all others so far make bleeding and swelling and pain worse. Just got over trying Anusol and in 8 days had to quit.
As for prednisone - so far I love it - I know I shouldn't but it works so good for me - arthritis, clearer skin, energy, etc. Only thing is a little insomnia but not bothersome - I listen to radio. Also, the munchies but I am obese and have eaten too much all my life so that is not really new. I have only gained 5 lbs. and trying to keep it at that. I tapered from 40 mg. to 20 and now back to 25 mg. because blood returned - ok after 3 days - little blood but better. Geez, we are all so different in symptoms and I know I have IBS and GERD which means I have to watch the food, etc.
We all have to find what works for us I believe and that takes so much time while we are trying to "live" our lives!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.