I have a question...(suprised? lol)
I was on prednisone before I started Humira..I got off it and about
3 weeks to a month later flared again..I did a very slow taper or at least what I thought was slow..something like 40 for 3 weeks, then 30 for a week, then 35, then 25 for a week each..then 20 for two weeks, and down to 15, for two weeks, 10 for two weeks, then 5 for two weeks, even to 2.5 for a week before getting off..when i got off i was fine, going once a day, forme,d no blood, no urgency..
then a month later it starts up again..
Is this a FLARE? or steroid depandancy? My doc said it was needing to be on steroids and put me on Humira after that.
27 yr old female
UC since Aug 2006
Been a constant battle since Feb 08 after the birth of my son
HUMIRA JUL2008- JAN 2010
Salofalk 9 pills a day
Salofalk Suppositories 1g each night at the moment
Fish oil, VSL, Vit D, Vit C, Vit B12 3x weekly Flax oil, reduced red meat, refined grains and dairy
Current Status: 1-3 BM a day, no blood, urgency issues getting better