sorry you are having this going on!! I started pred 60mg a day 9/6 (but had to stop my 5ASA) and the pred is helping my kidney (confirmed w/labs on 10/05) but I don't think it's helping my colitis, after a month the only relief I have gotten is from taking the hydrocortisone enemas and the cipro and just did my labs for immuran.
Keep calling your doctor and I hope you can get the flare under control soon. Also, I faxed a letter to my kidney doc to prepare for my visit and it worked out really well (I called his office to tell them what I was doing and confirmed that they recevied the letter), I knew I would not see him for another month and wanted answers at my visit on 10/05. When I told my friend who is a nurse she said that she wished more patients did things like that and that it can help the docs.
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.