TE- before my surgeries when I was diagnosed with UC as long as I was on 50mg of Prednisone I was as close to a normal person as I could be. As soon as I started tapering and got below 40mg almost overnight I was in a full flare. This is the first time since my surgery that I have been back on it. I am taking 20mg a day and I believe it is helping, maybe a larger dose would help faster, and bridge the time gap that I need until the new medication comes out.
LJK- I've seen Dr. Shen once, but my normal GI care comes from Vanderbilt in TN
Pkitty- The only tests that I am aware of came from biopsies that were taken when I had a scope.