I have completely come off prednisone recently. My mood seems to be improving and my acne that was on my shoulder area and face is almost completely gone away. And my joint pain is finally gone. while i was tapering my spine really hurt and my right knee and ankle swelled up a little for no reason. my torso was so tight i couldn't even fully sneeze, but I can now that i'm completely off.
My UC symtoms are coming back. mucus in the morning with some blood. :( But I think I know why. It may be from being off prednisone, but i really think it is mainly b/c i have been eating lots of sweets and my roommates cereal and milk. not a good Idea when you think diet relates to your UC. I am going to try SCD diet again, but after my Cousin gets back from Iraq next week, b/c were having a thanksgiving/homecoming dinner for him on saturday.mmmm.
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: I must say Under Control
RX/day: 5mg prednisone; 2400mg Asacol; 150 Azathioprine
OTC: Probioplus DDS; seldom use vitamins & other natural treatments
FYI: 3 weeks of SCD diet and caprylic acid put and end to my 3rd and worst flare ever. (But i'm not in SCD anymore)