I've been flaring for just 5 weeks now, and getting pretty frustrated and bummed by my slow recovery. I guess I cannot complain as you've been at it for 12 weeks. Yeah it is a real mind-killer, just wanting so badly to be yourself again and dreading getting too far from the toilet bowl. Each time reading what's left behind in the toilet like a bunch of tea leaves looking for optimistic signs that things are getting better, and hoping (sometimes in futility) that the next poop will be just as firm and blood free.
Gotta love prednisone as here are its side effects related to this "Psychic derangements may appear when corticosteroids are used, ranging from euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and severe depression, to frank psychotic manifestations. Also, existing emotional instability or psychotic tendencies may be aggravated by corticosteroids"
34; Flaring since 1/1/2013 w/6 daily bms; Never been in remission
Rx: Daily 40mg Prednisone, 50mg 6MP, Lialda, and Rowasa w/ no supplements or diet mods.
Dx: 2-2012 ulcerative proctosigmoiditis