Prednisolone doesn't work for me either - even IV pred does nothing to stop the flare up, and just gives me horrible side effects, but I find that Clipper (Beclamethasone Diproprionate) works much better, as the dose is much lower and it's gastro-resistant so can reach the bowel:
[Edit: just to be clear, Clipper (Beclamethasone Diproprionate) is a steroid - just a different one to Prednisolone. I find I have fewer side effects and it works for me, but I still get steroid side effects, and only use it if nothing else is working].
For me, a faecal cal above about
4000 (that was the highest the test I took would go I think) and bowel frequency of around 15 times a day would mean I'd be getting close to being admitted to hospital.
Also I wouldn't use blood as a measure of how ill you are- last March I was hospitalised and nearly had my bowel removed, and I had no diarrhoea or bleeding. I was sure it couldn't be a UC flare because of just one bout of diarrhoea and vomiting, but was in extreme pain. They ruled out appendicitis and bowel perforation, then after a stint in hospital I had a colonoscopy that confirmed it was a flare. I still don't quite understand why I didn't have my usual symptoms.
I've found over the years that it's best to look at the whole picture, symptoms, test results, and how you feel in general.
Post Edited (UCyousee) : 3/13/2021 3:47:44 PM (GMT-7)