I would refuse the prednisone based on other facts...plus the fact that I have depression. I know I wouldn't be in a good state emotionally with it...so hope the day doesn't come when I can't use the 5ASA meds.
Hope the doc can get you off the pred with a very fast taper.
You may have a relapse in some symptoms, and hopefully the 5ASA meds will help you soon once you get on them.
Would you be asking for ASacol and Rowasa?
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!