The usual rule of thumb for losing pred weight is however long you were on it - that's how long it will take to lose it. Now of course - everyone's different - some lose it right away - and some like me are still lugging it around over a year later.
Hope you're in the first category.
February 04: Rushed to hospital with severe blood haemorrhage. Diagnosed with indeterminate UC in 2/3 of my bowel. Treated with heavy doses of Pred; started Salofalk tabs and sups.
April 06: First major flare – more haemorrhaging. Colonoscopy once against confirmed indeterminate UC.
May 06: Started 40 mg Pred. Weaned down to 10mg by July 8, held at 10mg until December 20, tapering 1mg every 2 weeks, 5mg a day as of February 14. All this plus 10 Salofalk tabs daily.
Jan through May 2007: Suffering from severe headaches and vomiting likely caused by prednisone.
Feb 26 07: Started Imuran with continued success.
May 12 07: Final dose of prednisone after 50 weeks!