Hi...is there a reason you're not on any 5ASA meds?
Yes, you should be concerned, you're starting to flare again. If you don't want to be on prednisone again..you don't have to...if you can try the 5ASA meds, both oral and rectal that would be good. You can also boost or supplement the 5ASA rectal med with a steroid one....or the steroid one with a 5ASA one.
The other option is to go on the 5ASA meds and maybe have a quick taper of pred...not longer 2 weeks.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!