I have mild UC, but after an 8 month remission, I have had a horrible flare with no letting up for the last 3 to 4 months. I am on 9 Colazal now and my cort enemas stopped working after helping on and off for the last year. My GI gave me an antibiotic to see if it helps and another pill that helps with bowl spasms, but none of this has worked. I do not know what to do, and he has been hesitant to put me on Prednisone for the year and a half I have seen him, but wrote me a prescription to fill if the current meds don’t work.
I read all of these awful posts, but I am tired of the current flare that has lasted so long. Is it worth going on the steroid? ! I can’t suffer like I am, but I hear such awful things about Prednisone. I only have mild-UC, as my scope last month reconfirmed.
IS it worth it? Will I experience awful side-effects?