As I recall the last time you were on pred....your emotions were literally to hell and back...why would you want to go there again?
Do the Canasa...actually, he should have prescribed the retention enemas.
The Canasa can be done twice daily. You should also be on an oral 5ASA such as Asacol.
Are you having diarrhea as well?
Hope you'll get this dealt with soon.
Pretty much all of us flare....it's how we deal with it that's the key. Nice to learn what works for a life-time's worth of dealing with them.
Eventually you'll learn that pred isn't the easy route....many want easy...not necessarily possible with something that starts pretty much at the arsehole.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!