Prednisone is an effective rescue medication and once you discontinue pred, your standard uc medications must be strong enough to prevent you from slipping back into a flare. If your uc maintenance medications are not strong enough then you are prednisone-dependant (as I was, and you currently are). It's possible that the extra shot of humira might be enough. It's also possible it is not (which is why some of us are skeptical). Atleast humira is quick working, you have had some response to it, so you should know within a few weeks, if it doesn't have a plan B (like adding imuran/6mp) or entvyio.
Corticosteroids (such as prednisone) are very quick working and effective but are very dangerous, which is why I refer to them as rescue medications. It's why they are used for as short of a term as possible. Your body creates the equivalent of 7-12mgs a day of a chemical corticosteroids mimic (it's for handling minor aches, pains).
Moderator ulcerative colitis
M, 37, uc (proctosigmoiditis) in remission
Rx: Remicade 5mg per kg/8 weeks, 75mg 6MP, weekly Rowasa
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me
UC is crap: worrying about crap, taking waaay too many c, running because you have to c, accidents, feeling like c, taking a crapton of medications...
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