Yes, I'm curious if those who don't take prednisone during a flare have moderate to severe, or mild moderate disease??
I would love not to take it, but (I've never tried) I'm pretty sure I'd be in the hospital if I didn't take it. My last scope was severe inflammation, and I'm pretty sure it'll be the same story this time.
I have to be able to function and work and provide for my family. I get no sick days etc.. being a business owner.
You don't need to justify it, many of us have been there. I think with severe inflammation you'd need to get on a fast-working immunomodulator like remicade or xeljanz, and respond to it, if you wanted to avoid steroids. But the reality is that's often not practical.
And noone knows what meds they would or wouldn't take in a life-threatening situation.