Posted 8/28/2018 7:07 AM (GMT -6)
Hello, I was diagnosed with UC about 5 weeks ago. Since my case was pretty severe at the time, I was put on Remicade and prednisone. Right after the first Remicade infusion I saw a great improvement - no urgency, formed stools, going once a day, no abdominal pain. It was going well. During this course I was on 30mg of Pred for a week, then 20 for a week, then 15, 10, and 5. However right when I got to 5 mg of Pred, I started to see blood again and the stools became less formed. Is this a result of tapering the Pred too quickly or the Remicade (I have a week until my third infusion) wearing off before the next dosage? Should I increase the Pred to a higher dosage? Thanks.