You can either get a stronger vicoden(7.5 mg hydrocodone), up your dosage of vicoden, or switch to an oxycodone derivative. Make sure you discuss with your doctor because you build tolerances to these medicines and you will get addicted physically...not to mention it doesn't help you heal as fast as if you weren't using a narcotic. Prednisone should help your flare get under control and hopefully you won't need an increase or different pain meds.
UC since age 22, now 27. Several huge flares since then. 3/4 colon diseased.
Currently tapering prednisone(10 mg from 80 mg). Also just starting 6mp again(75 mg) and lialda. I definately am not liking these drugs. Maybe surgery one day?