Posted 8/3/2013 3:58 PM (GMT -6)
Hi. I've had UC since spring 2007, and though it took a year, found remission in spring 2008. Now am flaring for first time since then. During my initial diagnosis, I required 2 courses of prednisone that each lasted 12 weeks (unfortunately... though gave Imuran the necessary time to take effect). Today I've been prescribed a 7-day course that starts at 28 mgs and tapers by 4 mgs a day. (my previous courses started at 40 and tapered 5 a week with a couple of weeks here and there of no taper). I've never heard of such a short course, though admittedly I'm out of date on treatments. So, I am just wondering if anyone else has done such a short treatment? If so, has it worked?
Also, I'm kind of confused. Does this mean Imuran -- my long-time, beloved, maintenance drug -- is no longer working and I will have to switch drugs?
Thanks for any thoughts.