I am sorry you're feeling so terrible. I hasve had a flare where I didn't have D but it didn't matter because I was on the toilet so frequently, I might as well have had D. I was constantly running to the bathroom and I would only pass a bit of blood and mucus. Usually when I finally went, it was loose but most of the time, I was just passing blood and mucus.
Prednisone should work pretty quickly for you. what dose are you on? My first time on Preednisone, I started at 40mg and I was feeling better after 2 or 3 days! It was very hard for me to get off prednisone. I guess Asacol wasn't keeping me in remission at that point so I kept relapsing and I didn't want to have to resort to immunosupressants so I tried & tried to get off without starting 6mp but finally I gave in. I had no choice. Hopefully you can get on and off steroids in a short course but if you have problems, it's probably best to face the music and formulate a plan instead of waiting.
I couldn't sleep at all while on a high dose of prednisone. I had to take Ambien often. I think you shold get a sleep aid when you're on a high dose.
Co-moderator: Ulcerative ColitisDiagnosed with Pancolitis & Migraines. Battling Extreme Exhaustion | Past Meds: Prednisone + Cortifoam + Asacol (3600) + Canasa + Rowasa + 6mp + Allopurinol
Currently: Asacol (3200mg) + 6mp