I had a sigmoidoscopy today because I have stomach pain and bleeding and the ASA meds and proctofoam weren't working so the dr wanted to take a look because he was about to have me try remicade to help. My last colonoscopy was in april and showed severe inflammation. Today....there was mild inflammation!! Which is great news...the only difference between now and april was that I have been on prednisone since last April so we are sure that is why my inflammation has improved drastically. Now my GI says were are going to stay away from remicade unless needed but we are going to start weaning prednisone. I guess my question is since Im still inflammed (just not as bad) what is the chance that it will turn severe again Im totally off of prednisone?? Im excited to be off of prednisone in the next month...but worried all the symptoms will return when Im done weaning.
Colonoscopy on 4/23-diagnosed with severe ulcerative proctitus
prednisone (15 mg)- staying at that for this minute
Azathioprine (50 mg) serum sickness reaction
pentasa, canasa, asacol didn't work