Posted 1/3/2013 11:18 AM (GMT -6)
So I developed UC after some kind of bacterial infection from food. It was about a year and a half ago, and it's taken considerable time to finally get on the right course of treatment. I'm on 2 x 2 asocol hd a day, and i take 2 vsl#3 capsules and humira once every 2 weeks. I was on a 60mg dose of prednisone with a very very slow taper of 5 mg taper every 10 days down until 15 mg and then a 2.5mg taper every 10 days. Symptoms have been controlled and I am finally off of the prednisone (been about a week). Symptoms appear as it was (no major issues), and I go about 1-2 times a day. Would we call this remission?
Also for those on prednisone, i started to run again to try and kickstart metabolism and lose some of the weight but have overall been unsuccessful. Is prednisone a big part of this, i mean i know it casues significant water retention but i was hoping to shed this weight faster. I'm running ~20 miles a week or so, trying not to overdo it but at least get a good cardio session in.