11 days on Prednisone @ 60mg a day, how much longer should I wait?

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Beth75
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   Posted 9/17/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going less times per day but have more blood in my stools (than when on the asacol and it is redder and not as mixed in w/the stools) the amount of blood has been steady for about a week and I can't tell if I am getting any better or not.  I know since stopping the Asacol and switching to lialda on 8/24 my flare increased when I thought I was almost out of it.  Took me about 8 weeks of Asacol to get me almost back to normal.  Stopped lialda on 9/6 and started prednisone on 9/7.
 
How do I know if I am steriod reistant?  I want to throw myself a pity party!!!!
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 1xweek 70mg. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


tjf
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   Posted 9/17/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Why did you stop Lialda? Did you go cold turkey?

Pity party all you want! That's why we are here:)
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Beth75
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   Posted 9/17/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, I stopped the Lialda cold turkey and I think that may have something to do with it too......b/c of my kidney disease I had to stop, I believe the 5ASA drugs caused it.

do people normally stay on their maint meds & take prednisone on top of it?
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 1xweek 70mg. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.


tjf
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   Posted 9/17/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
That's right...now I remember. I quit Colazal cold turkey once and I went into a nasty flare. I have always taken maintence meds while on pred.
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suebear
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   Posted 9/17/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are feeling better and you frequency is down, I wouldn't worry. I was on prednisone for over 2 years and never stopped bleeding. However, if you are not feeling better and your frequency is unchanged, you need to contact your GI.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 


UCSFer
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   Posted 9/18/2007 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I stopped asacol when I went into a flare and had little luck with prednisone alone. As soon as I started taking asacol again my condition improved.
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