That's entirely up to you. Sometimes we can beat a flare without pred and other times it is a requirement. If you're inflammation is only mild then try nightly rowasa and 4,800 mgs of mesalamine.
Moderator Ulcerative Colitis
John, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g Lialda, and rowasa
I swore to myself that once i was off of prednisone that I'd burn both the pills and bottle with great hedonistic enjoyment: booze, food, and dance. And if I ever need a colectomy... ;-)