I usually start at no more than 30 to 40mg when I am flaring. I personally don't like to go higher than that or I will get more side effects. I have never taken it 3 times a day like that either. I always took the entire dose as early in the morning as possible so that I didn't get the insomnia the med can sometimes cause. I would suggest you try taking it all in one dose and see if that helps more. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!