I had a very rare meltdown a couple of weeks ago, I'm sure it was in part caused by the prednisone. I was just worn out. It inspired my husband to go grocery shopping and commit to helping me return to the rotation diet that had helped so much last fall. He is doing a better job of encouraging me to make smarter decisions about
eating, instead of just indulging me all the time.
I rarely feel sorry for myself otherwise, but sometimes a little tear will fall. I'm usually just reminding myself to give myself a break, do what I need to do to be comfortable even if it means I'm late somewhere or miss some event or things like that.
I also cried a little tear when I was scheduled for Remicade...a hopeful tear.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion).
Bad flare in March, seasonal? Back on prednisone, 40-30-25-20-15... Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12.