When I called her GI the assistant even admitted she wasn't on the steroids long enough. Mom family doc wrote the prescription before leaving the hosiptal. The only other med she is on right now is asacol 2 - 3x daily. It bothers me her doc didn't go ahead and write her a new RX but instead make her wait till the office visit on Tuesday.
Don't fell bothered. Prednisone is a potent drug. It's not prescribed lightly. My GI gave me Colazol until the inflammation subsided enough for him to do a partial sigmoidoscopy. He prescribed prednisone only after he was able to make a diagnosis.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS); Currently in remission
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins, Anti-inflammatory foods, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners -- Fecal transplantation worked, Prednisone stopped working, Colazal stopped working, Asacol stopped working