Pred used to work wonders for me too, then it stopped, I was only ever on it a handful of times and the times were well spread out from one another and yet pred just stopped working it's magic on me all together...it was the only med I could take that worked (and I was one of the rare cases that suffered little to no side effects from it so it was a real bummer that it stopped working for me)...because I'm either allergic or non-responsive to all other IBD meds, I had to put my skeptisism aside and go the natural route and lucky for me it's been working fairly decent for the last 5 yrs, I also altered my diet (no junk, refined sugar/artificial sweetners, processed foods/beverages, animal fats, caffeine) and exercise daily.
As I mentioned in another post this is what I take...
primadophilus reuteri probiotic made by natures way
vitamin C and vitamin A
A healthy diet (no refined sugar/artificial sweetners, processed foods/beverages, caffeine, animal fats) regular daily exercise.
And I went from having 30+ bloddy BM's/day with lots of lower back pain and mucus, excessive gas and bloating to an average of 5 formed BM's/day, no bleeding, mucus, lower back pain, bloating and very little gas all on a daily basis.
Full remission for me would be one formed BM/day with no freuency *hence the 5/day average that I presently have been having since finding the above regiment to help me*, my other main issue I still have is urgency but with my complications (as mentioned above) I'm still doing better than I was before adding those supplements, altering diet and adding daily exercise.
Just know that what works for some doesn't work for all and combinations of things usually work better than just one thing (like only taking a probiotic and nothing eles).
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)
Post Edited (pb4) : 7/30/2009 11:31:36 PM (GMT-6)