I am on prednisone. I started at 40mg (once per day) for 2 weeks then down 5mg each week, until I hit 10 mg, then I have to cute by 2.5mg/day. This seems like a very slow taper. I agree that it would depend on a lot of factors. The best thing to do if you are so worried is talk about this with your dr. Mention your concerns and let him explain his reasoning. Good luck.
~diagnosed with what they say is "severe" Crohns Ileitus in September 2007 at age 29
~presently on 1000mg Pentasa/ day
~waiting to start Prednisone 40mg/day and Imuran 50mg/day....after I speak to my Dr.
~History of fistulae
~no surgeries, obstructions, complications, not even sure what a "flare" is...I feel healthy as a horse (well...an old, everweight horse) :-)
~Am I in denial or just very lucky?