Just went over my labs today w/kidney doc, my kidneys are responding well to the prednisone (4.7grams a day of protein loss to 3.2 a day) and I think it's gotten even better since my lab last week.
UC has not been responding to the predisone, or so I thought....I started the hydrocorisone enemas a week ago and today I have had 4 encouraging bm's (not much blood) after my 4 morning bm's w/blood, did start the cipro yesterday too.
the kidney doc asked how I was feeling on the pred and I was like, well I bawl my eyes out (i'm not a crier) and he said it would be okay for me to do 60mg one day and 40mg the next day, then 60, then 40 and so on..that sounds like a huge jump to me. So I did 55mg today and will taper myself, b/c I am scared of what if the pred is helping my UC and it could be a lot worse?? Also got a hemi, so happy about that!
Please let me know how you tapered......
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ; prev. Asacol 4800mg day,Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.