A good question!
Does the stool smell particularly odd in a VSLish way?
At one point early on in my taking it, I thought I was taking too much because I had some gassy stomach discomfort.
When did you get down to the 4.5 of Pred? Any chance the blood and increase in stool is from the taper?
Maybe read up on slippery elm and see if that might help her get over the hump of the tapering....? I have used the tincture, 40 drops in a glass of water. Has a faint nutty/almond/peach taste. Helped with my bleeding some when I was coming off a flare and tapering cortenemas.
Age 54. Diagnosed UP 1983, Azulphidine
Diagnosed UC 1986 Prednisone almost 2 years
Asacol - 16 pills/day, cortenemas, Rowasa
Metamucil - 2 doses/day since '86, and psyllium seed powder
VSL#3DS, Multivitamin, Calcium and D, Flax Seed Oil
homemade yogurt each day
Ryzolt for arthritis pain
Son, 16, dx pancolitis 2007, in remission