Posted 8/16/2018 10:51 AM (GMT -6)
I have a similar spot of inflammation as you, mine is focused on the end of the colon and the rectum. My doctor says rectal medication is the best to treat rectal inflammation (not surprising). He says oral medication can reach the rectum for treatment, but often at a fraction of effectiveness due to its extra path to the rectum compared to the rectal medication.
I was on pred for a few months and I never experienced one negative side effect. I was not a big fan of it before I went on it. While it didn't put me back into remission, it did help several of my symptoms. I told my GI before starting that I was only trying prednisone to see if it put me in remission, I was not willing to stay on longer term. Sure enough, it didn't put me in remission so I came off of it. I would be honest with your GI, but I would be willing to give it a try for a few months (you cannot just go on and off of it for days like other medications). if you get side affects, you come off of it. for some, it is a great treatment option.