I can deal with the puffy face and I sleep intermitted anyways. But yes I will never go back to pred once this taper is done. It will always be Uceris from now on. I'm feeling so much better.
Not to sound like a jerk but what about
the Aza and Apriso you're taking? I'm taking prednisone right now with mesalamine oral and I find it hard to distinguish what's doing what. Are Azathiopurine and Apriso just something you are taking for maintenance which you'll end up stopping for just Uceris?
Sometimes with how varied this disease is for everyone, it's hard trying to find someone who I can relate to. I'm two drugs off of having same the same treatment plan as you right now, lol. What were symptoms like throughout your current flare? Mine seems to be bleeding predominantly.
Apriso has only helped me in the beginning and it stopped having effect. Aza hasn't been working back in 2006/2007 my GI just wanted to try again.
My symptoms were cramps, d, blood and mucus.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Mesalazine, Azathioprine (1.5 year semi-remission), MTX, Sulfasalazine, Remicade (2 year remission), Humira, Entocort, LDN, Uceris, Colazal
Last coloscopy on 2/28/2013 showed pancolitis