Day 4 of the prednisone and no more urgency, no more blood, and maybe 1-2 BMs a day. Yay! The BMs are long, thin and soft but solid, but I will take that any day. Hoping this will maintain throughout and during the taper to the new meds. All my blood work looks good (though I have high CRP, which is expected), so I should be able to go on something like Humira if needed. This is also very good because the UC caused my liver to get crazy inflamed earlier this year, with levels off the charts. They thought I had autoimmune hepatitis or PSC, but turned out to be UC.
Another pleasant side effect is that it is helping me power through this terrible coughing cold during the day.
Glad you're feeling better. Prednisone is rocketship fast.
Moderator Ulcerative Colitis
John, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaUC experience: wakeup with noisy bowels so no lingering in bed, soon after poop with discomfort/pain/mild-nausea, eat something, poop, get dressed, poop, leave in car and worry whole drive about more...