I am tapering - down to 5 mg. this week every other day. I have been on prednisone for 6 months. Only 40 mg. for one week, 30 mg. one week and then 20 mg. for many weeks and then taper. I was trying 6 MP but blood tests showed it was not therapeutic in the doseage that I can tolerate so doctor took me off. Now on rectal meds only - Cortifoam 2 times a day and Anusol 3 times. All I can manage right now. I am getting worse - more blood, cramping, etc. Waking up once again sick - nausea, cramping, sweating, etc.
So, I would love to be on low doseage of prednisone - maybe 20 or 15 mg. to control the bleeding and UC. Anyone have experience with this? I am older and not afraid of long term problems but would keep a close eye on problems - blood tests often, etc. I know several people who have COPD who are on prednisone like forever - they can only breathe that way. I think that would work for me controlling UC.
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Cannot tolerate mesalamines. New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now. Hope it works! (finding it impossible to do three times a day however)
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.