I take lialda as a maintenance drug. So hopefully that will continue to work for me after the prednisone is complete. My symptoms have improved but not completely gone away. Right now, I am at 1 to 2 semi loose BM's a day.
I have some hesitancy to jump up to the more powerful medications. It seems like a lot of the people on those meds still seem to get flares and can develop some nasty side effects. Plus, from following people on this board it seems like those medicines can stop working after about 2 to 3 years. Some people can go longer on them but I wonder what the average is? Dikid how is remicade and imuran working for you? How long have you been on it?
Were you on Lialda when you flared up? I had a flare up while on Asacol, after that point, no measlamine medication ever managed my UC again. Not to say this is the norm but it could be the case that you're not going to respond to Lialda as well as you once did :( I got about
2 years out of 6mp. After that, I tried all the biologics and didn't respond to any. I refused steroids and had surgery.