I have chosen controlled inflammation. I have had UC for a little over two years and I refuse to do pred, the immunemodulators or biologics. It's just not worth it to me. There are even worse things that can happen to you than what you are going through, much worse.
It's nice to see someone else that feels this way. I have done prednisone a lot in the past, and also recently did remicaide. I just don't feel comfortable taking them anymore but no one can understand. Not even my husband. I was desperate and started prednisone for 4 days, the headaches, stomach and leg cramps were immediate, and I caught a cold. Just not worth it. This flare is rough too, but I'm going to tell my GI that I'm taking the prednisone just so I can get a prescript
ion for some type of mesalamine (long story why I'm not on any-- went off Remicaide and switched GI's so without meds)