Mrs. Brady said...
@Sara14 - Trust me, if I could get in the with the GI I would completely by-pass the NP. I can't get in with him until February so I'm stuck. I started out on Uceris (because I hate pred), took 9 mg for 10 days, changed to 40 mg of pred for 3 days, ended up in the hospital at 60 mg of SoluMedrol for 5 days and have been on 40 mg of pred for 6 days.
I see. Yes, it may just take a week or two. Pred used to work faster for me but the last couple times, I had to start at 50 mg and it took a week or two weeks to really work. I'm lucky my GI gets me in to see him. I told him I did not want to see NPs and he said that was okay and he squeezes me in to see him even though he is booked up.
I went to this in-person support group recently and someone there said instant carnation breakfast drinks taste a lot better than Ensure (I've never tried either) so you might try those for weight gain. I guess you said you don't eat sugar though so those probably wouldn't work for you then.