Posted 6/23/2014 4:46 PM (GMT -7)
30 mgs of pred is pretty high, but I didn't catch for how long you have been on it. Either way, you need to get off it, the sooner the better. The steroid enema is Cortifoam, and if that is what you had, they still make it. You might have some luck if it is primarily your rectum that is inflamed. You must get the inflammation down, or you will do further damage. You may be alergic to the sulfites(sulfa) in the Melsalamine enemas.
Most doc's work from the easy ones- like 5 ASA's to the immudulators(like 6mp/Imuran ) then to the biologics( Remicade, Humiria) If you are trying to get off the pred, they may start you on the 6mp soon, so that it has the 2-3- months it needs to get up to therapeutic levels in your system. I would jump to the biologics rather than continue to suffer-the safety profile is quite good for Remicade.
As far as natural and diet based support, many here have been helped by different approaches. It is mostly trial and error. You may keep reading and stumble upon a diet that works for you. We never hit the right notes there.
Daughter, 20 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC
Drug sampling: Asacol, Cortifoam, 6mp,Colazal,Rowasa,PPI'S , Flagyl, Prednisone.Diet not directly impactful.Remi w/adjustments.
Remission 4-09 - 7-13,simply stopped. Remission with Tacrolimus. failed 1/14. Endocort, Uceris,Canasa, hospital, Pred. Pancolitis via scope.Retried Remi,no-go. Entyvio next!