prednisone was the worst med I have ever been on! Effects all parts of life, from how you look, to moods, self control, ect. First 2 flares that I had, it helped get it right back in remission when combined with Canasa. Last couple of flares, I tried it without the canasa, and no result. I will not go back on prednisone. I started the Specific Carb diet several times... very hard to stay on! and restarted Lialda with it. I was getting better everyday, but didn't know if it was the diet or the medication. I decided to cheat on the diet big time and see what happens... I went a couple of days just wheat/gluten/soy and dairy free, meaning that I was allowing myself rice and rice bread and a little blood came back... then I had some ice cream... dairy and refined sugar (yum) and was in the bathroom all night flaring horribly!! Medication remained a constant! I was really hoping that diet didn't play as huge of a role as it seems to because I am not big on restrictions... I have always eaten whatever!!
Maybe you should play with diet a bit before heading back on Prednisone... Best of luck!
Diagnosised in Feb, 2008 at 29 years old.
Currently on 2 Lialda daily
Fish oil, probiotiics, D3, Q10, Biotin, Zinc
Experimenting with diets: Trying sunflower seeds and spinach as well as gluten/wheat/dairy/soy free