so... now on day 2 of 10 mg Pred, I did have a nice headache this morning and a bit of a sluggish afternoon, but more concerning is that the solid poop I've had has gone back to liquid with a bit more frequency... when I do 10 mg Pred, I do 5 in morning and 5 at night so my nights I only get up once or twice vs. every darned hour... so I guess I'll be in a holding pattern at 10... I don't know if Xeljanz needs to build up in one's system as I am only at day 12 of Xeljanz, but if not, then I'm not sure if I'll be able to get off of "the devil's tic tacs"
. What, by the way, are the withdrawal symptoms from Prednisone - I'm still only 1 year into my new severe pancolitis UC life, so I'm a bit ignorant to that effect...
01/16: Given Clindamycin for staph infection in stye that kicked off this whole UC fun; C-Diff twice; Flagyl then Vancomycin 250mg fixed
2/18: Severe Pancolitis confirmed - Mesalamine 1.2gm + Uceris 9mg 1x day ok
4/18: First flare; Pred 40mg stepdown no good
9/18: 6 Remicade treatments done - no good, unable to lower beyond 30-40mg Pred
10/10/18: Starting Xeljanz 10mg twice day & try to taper Pred