Yes, prednisone does tend to be faster-acting, but I would stay away from it unless you really need it. If you are continuing to see improvement, even if slow, then stay the course. I agree with Quincy that maybe you should have stayed on the cortenema (or cortifoam) for longer... Generally I stay on the "harder" stuff until bleeding stops before I start peeling away those treatments to get back down to a maintenance program. Maybe talk to your doc about
that. But either way you've been under treatment for barely over two weeks... Have patience, as it usually takes a while (sometimes months) for things to fully settle down and get under control. Mesalamine enema can be pretty effective in and of itself if your disease is limited to proctitis.
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