IMO it is also possible you may just not be responding to the steroids (yet or ever) and your flare (as well as your disease ) had escalated.
PRednisone can take some time to work.. you only started recently. Why did you start at all? what was your symptoms, how long have you been flaring? when was your last scope? have you been on steroids before?
I also had 'proctitis' only.... until this last flare... now it is full out severe pancolitis as of my last in hospital scope. Things do change.
I've been in this flare for a long time. I've never been on steroids before, I've tried all sorts of other meds though. It has been more or less stable for months, I think more than a coincidence that it's flared up the same time I started prednisone. The only reason I decided to start now was because my OH is a teacher with summer's off so decided to start it while he was home to help with my daughter (my doctor has been urging me to try it for over a year but I am stubborn). A month ago we all got a bit of a tummy bug in my house, my 21 month old threw up a few times over the course of a week and has not had normal poops since (slowly getting better). OH was also sick. I'm guessing we did all pick up some sort of bug and that I was fighting it off until I started the prednisone. I took 20mg this morning. Hopefully the quick on and quick off the prednisone won't flare things up beyond the infection. Argh, this is the last thing I need right now! Doesn't help that my doctor is now away on vacation and it's a long weekend so if I need more questions answered or thing go further downhill I have to go to er I guess.
Diagnosed proctitis 3 years ago, full colitis 2 years ago while pregnant. Psoriasis for 10 years since travelling
Current Symptoms: 1-2 semi-solid with blood (down from 20 2 years ago)
Medication: Mezavant 4.8g, salofalk suppository
Tried: salofalk enema, ft's, cortifoam, Sulphasalazine, salofalk oral
Supplements: vsl x 4, curcumin, fish oil,
Diet: gfdf no alcohol or preservatives or junk