I’m still dealing with this annoying condition. My GP has put me on a ‘burst’ treatment of prednisone 40mg/day for 7 days. I’m on day 6 and don’t feel any different. Still minor pain (probably equivalent to a toothache), in the lower left quadrant/pelvis. When I spoke to the GI doc, he indicated to me that if I could manage the pain, to stay off of prednisone because of the side effects. The only reason I decided to try the drug was because I’m travelling overseas to Thailand for a month (December) and thought I should bring a prescription with me..but my doc suggested I take it now. I’m pretty sure this is going to lead to a longer dose — which I’m apprehensive about taking. I think I may just go back to pain management. The frustrating part is the lack of knowledge from the medical community. There doesn’t seem to be any “plan” to combat this situation.
Regarding the food and diet suggestions listed here in this forum. Is there any research supporting this? Can someone post a link? I monitor my food pretty closely for general diet/health purposes, I don’t see any direct connection to what I’ve eaten and how I feel.
Oh..does anyone feel better when standing/lying down? I find the pain worsens when I’m sitting…just curious if anyone else experiences this.