Susie....you and your husband do not need marriage counselling...YOU need counselling for yourself to regain your "self" to figure out why you're still with your husband and letting him run the show and you're the one who keeps leaving and going back with the same results that are worse each time.
Let me tell you with great certainty that life is very short...you deserve to have one and be happy. I know I keep going there, but I base it on what I would do/have done....we risk much and tend to sacrifice ourselves for naught.
Your path of hope has to change direction.
I still think antidepressants might be worth another try...which ones were you on? Weight gain from that, if it helps your emotional state to think more clearly would be much better than weight gain from pred plus possible not good mood ups and downs.
Did I mention therapy for you??? someone to listen and help with your thought patterns? There's no doubt you are a strong person who can survive on your own. Maybe your value system needs tweaking?
I do hope you can get into another residence..I wouldn't be able to survive without AC..let alone the temps you're saying you've been experiencing.
Pred....could not be a very good thing in your situation. Maybe the immunosuppressants would be a better choice such as 6MP...
When was your last c-scope? maybe time for just a sig-scope.
Going off meds has never worked for you....we learn.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
Although it may not sound like it or even "know" you, I do worry about
*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 !!!