LouLou, good luck and smart to try the cautious approach. Just be vigilant about
your symptoms and if your UC seems to get worse, stop
I'm starting Remicade sometime this week and though I didn't expect to be thinking about
a biologic so soon after diagnosis, I am at peace with our decision.
Regarding the steroid enemas, I have been on prednisone (now 25mg) since diagnosis in early February, and just added Cortifoam this week. Is there a reason they're pushing to get you off the steroid enema so soon? I understand the rectal steroids can be used for a longer period of time more safely than oral prednisone?
F, 39. Diagnosed Feb. 8, 2017 - mildly active UC through sigmoid colon
Prednisone currently tapering, at 25mg (tapering 5mg every 7 days). Cortifoam 2x daily.
Previously tried Rowasa and Balsalazide with bad reactions - evaluating next steps re: meds.
Diet: modified low-residue, strict gluten-free/dairy free - daily multivitamin and D supplements. Considering VSL#3.