I have been on Lialda for 18 weeks, now. Started with 2 pills/day and increased to 4/day and still there since August 1st. Started flaring again a week Sunday and was hoping it was due to my menstrual cycle (this happened late July--hence the increase in Lialda). I waited four days before calling my GI to "check in" about
the bleeding--only 1-2/day. I thought it would go away. I was prescribed 40mg Prednisone for 2 weeks and wanted to SHOUT, "NO WAY" to the GI nurse. Instead, I said, "crap!" I haven't taken it yet, thinking it will all go away and only resurface right before my cycle. Well, after 1 1/2 days of no bleeding, bleeding is now back.
What to do? Take the darn prednisone? I don't know! Is this possibly still the menstrual cycle or the antibiotics I took 2 weeks ago for a sinus infection. Also, my GI didn't agree that those with UC could flare due to menstrual cycle????
I am honestly scared of the pred based on bad things I've seen and heard from others on it. Again, what do you all think??? How did you get past this and just take it??
Just need y'alls support and comments. Thanks ahead of time :)