Posted 6/26/2021 6:42 PM (GMT -6)
I had my GI appointment on Thursday....I actually saw a nurse practitioner because I couldn't get into see my actual GI until July 19th and I was feeling pretty crappy. The NP talked to me and decided to do a couple of tests, a blood panel which came out fine, and also a fecal sample which I just sent in yesterday so I won't know the results of that for a few days.
Anyhow, I told him that this flare started after taking Augmentin and Flagyl together for 10 days for my oral surgery. I also asked if my dental implants could be keeping my flare going and he replied with a quick "NO" so that was a huge relief to me. He wants to see if I have C-Diff from taking those antibiotics but I don't think that's it because I don't have watery liquipoopie, I have formed poopies just blood and mucous comes out with it.
Sooo He said he wants me to do prednisone, starting me at 40 mg for 5 days, then 30mg for 5 days, 20mg for 5 days then 10mg for 5 days then stopping it. I'm thinking that's a little harsh of a taper, what do you all think?
I'm just thinking that's going to be a hard prednisone taper over 20 days... What do you all think?