i went into hospital on 15th -23rd. was on hydrocortisone injections 50mg x4 day. went home on 23rd started taking 50mg of pred. a day. been on it since. got 6 weeks total on it before taper. so 2 weeks to go then i go down to 40mg..
was put on imuran in hospital. about
5 days before i started the pred. i want to have a baby, decided since i was only 3 weeks in on the imuran, to stop it now before it was too late to stop it.
i use colifoam at night.
tried the salofalk enemas before but got all the side effects and couldnt hold it in. so i dont use those.
im also on mesalazine 2 500mg 2x a day.
ive used pred maybe 3-4 different times before during this year long flare, but low doses and they didnt do much. this seems to have been working except for the relapse here and there.
like just today, had a fully normal bm. but it hurt like hell of course. but not in the whole colon colitis sense. just when its on its way out. which is an improvement for sure.
the gas last night sucked, but i remember gas pains sucking even without a flare, so im just a little on the confused side as to whats going on.
i definitely know im going in the right direction.. was just wondering if anyone had the experience of pred working then all of a sudden just not working?
or i could just be paranoid and jumping the gun a little and expecting to heal quicker than i can...
who knows anymore.. its been sooooooooo long....
31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only.
**3 weeks out of hospital/no colitis symptoms... normal bm's only 1x a day + no blood
50mg prednisone 1x with lunch or breakfast
50mg imuran 1x 8pm stopped it to try and have a baby
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
VSL#3 didnt work
Aloe Elite didnt work
Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww