I have used colocort for years on and off. Yes, you can get pred side effects, but much less is absorbed by the body. I agree with Sherry to taper off. I also don't listen to my doctor and use them for shorter periods of time than suggested, but tapering off when I do. I have also found that when in remission, if I have any symptoms at all, I can use an enema once a week for a while and the symptoms go away. I am hesitant to suggest ignoring doctor's instructions, but I know what works for me.
And - welcome to HealingWell.
Diagnosed UC 1975.
Azulfidine Entabs 500 mg. 4 twice a day
Azathioprine 100 mg per day
Colocort - as needed
Folic acid, vitamins C and D, multivitamin, metamucil, fish oil, turmeric
Hospitalized 1997 - intravenous cyclosporine.