My NP told me to UP my doseage to max on Xanax when I started prednisone. I already was taking low doses Xanax for anxiety. I take up to 3 .025 a day because prednisone works on those nerves. It helps a lot for me anyway.
Don't have answers to your other questions!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc. Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.