Posted 7/15/2021 10:43 PM (GMT -6)
Hey Guys, I just finished 3/4 of my prednisone pack, I took the last of the 20mg today and down to 10mg tomorrow for 5 days then that's it. So far things are super stable and I am feeling much better.
My question is that I have been learning how gut flora really effects the immune system. Did you know that just ONE dose of Clyndamycin (Sp?) can wreck your intestinal flora and it can take a whole YEAR to recover? I am convinced that it was the Augmentin and Flalgyl I had to take for my dental surgery that tossed me into such a bad flare this time around, I am looking for a good probiotic, something with multiple strains is better than the amount,
I also started taking Inulin every morning in my smoothie to help things get back on the right track. I am also sticking to my super strict diet and I find that I am enjoying it in a weird way, like a challenge to me to find good things to eat and I've been finding some really cool stuff that is clean to eat and very safe for people with inflammation.
Anyhow, They don't want to do a colonoscopy on me just yet, they want to make sure I'm stable enough to handle it and want me to be off Pred for 3 months or so before we do one. I will be dropping the amount of Mesalamine in half down to 2.4 grams daily after one more month then staying on it as a maintenance medicine which is fine. Super tired tonight so heading to bed but wanted to pop in here and update y'all.
Have a blessed eveneing everyone and a super Friday :D