Posted 3/21/2021 5:27 AM (GMT -6)
I’ve had UC since 2016, I’m 58 now, ...I Started Humira, (I’m allergic to all the Mesalamine drugs), in the fall of 2016 and being on it for 8 weeks, I got into remission.
In April 2020 during a check up appointment, being that I was in remission for such a long time, I talked my GI into letting me try life without Humira.
He wasn’t thrilled, but said ok.
I got to this February 2021, then started flaring. No blood,.. but very loose. 3 to 5 times a day on average.
Went to see my GI, he put me on a course of prednisone and back on maintenance Humira.
And the end of the prednisone taper, I was on it (started it at 40 mg) for a total of 34 days. And I thought I was in very good shape, as I was having just one remission type movement each morning. Maybe a little loose some days. But feeling pretty good. I know the humira just started again and hasn’t kicked in.
I was anxious to get off prednisone, because, although it worked great, it’s main side effect (that I know of) for me is it makes me want to constantly eat. When I started the prednisone course I was 6’ 214 and when I ended it, I was still 6’ (ha) but now 224!
Ok. So...Off prednisone and finished the prednisone taper.
After 3 days...I started getting loose again. Now I’m very loose.
I’m trying to get in to see my GI again.
My question is...after being on prednisone for 34 total days, and now being off it for 7 days, can I restart it?