Medicine questions..??

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   Posted 9/18/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I keep reading about people that have been on prednisone for more than a year, or even for a couple of years. is that without a break or just continuous??? It sounds like such a lot! I thought you'd become resistant after a while..?
My doctor wouldn't let me take it when I'd been on it for a couple of months because she said I'd become resistant and it wouldn't have any effect on me long term anyway..?
Now I'm on it again after a two month's break from it. I was doing well during that break on a high dose of Asacol+Asacol enemas, but then I got worse again for some stupid reason..
Now the prednisone seems to be working fine again (allthough I HATE the side effects like moon face and all that!) don't know how long I'll be on it for this time.
I think the next step would be 6mp or something if the asacol doesn't keep me in remission once i've come off the pred..
Also, I thought Lialda, Asacol, colasal were all 5ASAs=pretty much the same thing..? what are the differences? just curious to know..
And could 5ASAs be adictive like prednisone? like you'd become resistant and they'd stop working..??
28 years old
diagnosed with UC, pancolitis 1996
prednisone 30 mg, asacol 3400 mg/day+asacol enemas daily and nightly 

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