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Prednisone & UC
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Prednisone & UC

I have had UC for 7 years now and it seems to be out of control.  I have been on 60mg of prednisone a day for the last month, but my symptoms are continuing.  I have allergies and still have strong symptoms despite being on the prednisone.  Is this normal?  Is it possible that my immune system has adapted to the prednisone and is still attacking through it?  My UC flare has not abated despite the high dose of prednisone and continued use.  

My doctor had me do a blood test to see if I'm eligible for Imuran.  I'm worried that my allergies and flare will still continue even with the Imuran since it only weakens my immune system.  I'm miserable and wondering if anyone can give me more details about having strong allergies and prednisone or the effectiveness of Imuran.
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Hi,
I would like to know-
1. The extent of ulcerative colitis ( how much of your colon is involved)
2. The severity of your disease as graded by your doctor
3. Whether you were started on 5ASA anytime during the treatment?
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