i was in a severe severe flare for year and 4 months.
and ive been in some that last only 6 months.
this one has been a month now and the real answer to this question is 'who knows' ??
all flares seem to be different in my case and completely unpredictable.
sometimes meds work, sometimes they dont.
sometimes vitamins work and sometimes they dont.
not sure when ill be out of this flare myself, but hopeing that i can taper the pred ok.
im going down to 35 mg tomorrow, from 2 weeks on 40mg.
we shall see.
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
was in remission until i quit smoking 5 weeks ago o.O now im flaring like a solar flare!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) and now back on 40mg a day (ick)
quercertin tablets, tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
oxycontin for pain every 4 hours. plastic bags in the loo from the involuntary puking.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.