I was diagnosed with UC a couple of years ago during a routine colonoscopy. At the time I was asymptomatic, and my IG didn't prescribe any treatment. After several months of that, I had a serious flare. I didn't think it was possible to get so sick and not die, but after a few days of tests I was finally prescribe prednisone, and went into remission after a few weeks. I was on sick leave for five weeks, but could have cheerfully returned to work after a little over three, but they wouldn't let me return without a release, so it was five.
The IG put me on Asacol, and I stayed in remission except for a couple of minor flares since then. When I had my first minor flare He prescribed Entocort instead of prednisone and that worked with very many fewer side effects than prednisone, but it seemed a little less effective.
I have currently begun to flare again, and it seems like it might be a bad one this time. I was wondering if anyone here can relate their experience with Entocort verses prednisone. I have determined that I will begin a regimen of steroids tomorrow, but am wondering which one I should use. I have a supply of both, as well as an open prescription, so I could do either.
I really hate the side effects of prednisone, but I'm not sure if I may need the extra efficacy this time.