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How to Start SCD While on Prednisone

Introduction: 28 year old grad student, diagnosed in 2008 with very mild symptoms. Just blood on the paper, no pain, no cramping, no irregular movements. Had a flex-sigmoid to confirm. Was put on Lialda in 2009 at increasing dosages to control blood, but still no pain or other symptoms. In Nov of 2011 had a NASTY bout of food poisoning that had me laid up… Read More »How to Start SCD While on Prednisone

What Is the Next Step AFTER First Round of Prednisone?

Introduction: Update from being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in April 2012. My first post was “Distressed in Dayton” Currently as of now on 15 mg of prednisone, 10mg of buspar, and bentyl. Current Colitis Symptoms: Symptoms that I currently have not including side effects to the trials of medications are, bloody stools from time to time, insomnia, still some mood swings, exhaustion, headaches,hair loss, tremors,… Read More »What Is the Next Step AFTER First Round of Prednisone?

Prednisone Questions

Introduction: I’m Jessica, a teenager with ulcerative colitis. Currently doing very well and just trying to get my life back on track from an awful flare! My Symptoms: Currently besides side effects from medicine I am symptom free! It’s great! My Story: Hi everyone! I have written a story on this website once before when I was first diagnosed with UC, the title I believe… Read More »Prednisone Questions


Introduction: Hi! My name is Tracy, I’m 33 and from Canada. I was 16 when i was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) but started getting sick just after I turned 14. I was scared so i tried to hide how sick i really was. Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done!!!! Frustrated with Colitis: I was 14 when i started getting sick with UC, not… Read More »FRUSTRATED!

Is Prednisone the Miracle Drug?

Introduction: I am a 21 year old male here in the States, finishing up my last semester here at college. now THIS. 4 weeks later: am I finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? My Colitis Experience (With Prednisone) I have been healthy my entire life. But that all changed 4 weeks ago: Diarrhea. Week 1.  At first I thought “Okay, probably… Read More »Is Prednisone the Miracle Drug?