dakotagirl, thanks so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it. Even though I'm married,I feel all alone dealing with my UC. I know my body pretty well, but dealing with prednisone is totally new to me and, after learning about
Reading more about
tapering pred after posting this, I'm thinking it would be good for me to stay at 5mg. for 10 days to 2 weeks before going down to 2.5mg/day. Then, I'll alternate between 2.5mg and 5mg for 10 days to 2 weeks before going down to 2.5mg/day and finally alternating between 2.5mg and 0. Even though I'd love to be off this tomorrow, I understand that taking it slow is most important and to watch for withdrawal symptoms.
Wish me luck in getting off the pred!
Diagnosed with UC 1992
In remission with no drugs 1998-2001
Remission taking Asacol, 4/day, 2001-2008
Current flare started 3/08
prednisone 7.5mg/day (desperately trying to get off!)
colostrum, 480mg, 9/day
phosphatidyl choline, 420mg, 3/day