Well my taper was supposed to end today.
All was well...until this evening. I started cramping up after dinner. Just finished sitting on the toilet for the last hour. That darned abdominal pain was there. At first I was constipated, nothing would come. Then it came, and came, and came. D. For the first time in a couple of months while on this prednisone. No blood. I feel kind of feverish, too.
I was going to say that I was happy that the Azathioprine kicked in and the Apriso is doing its job.
Do you guys think that now I need more Pred? Before I was classified as "steroid refractory" but my new GI thought "let's give it another try" and now I'm "steroid dependent?"
Or maybe I've just got a bug and I'll be OK tomorrow?
I really don't want this cocktail to fail as I think I'm out of other options.
Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Prednisone currently on 5 mgs, will quit on Wednesday 7/15/2009!
Started Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009 and Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 2000 mg per day
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa