Thanks so much Ohio and Nanners! Yea my doctor has been monitoring my blood work since I started the Imuran. My white blood cell count was quite high, but he believes that is due to the Prednisone. I have been getting blood work done every other week, and it has not changed much.
As for the tapering, I had been reducing my doses by 10 mg every two weeks. In my opinion, I believe this is too fast, and that I should be going down in 5 mg increments. I talked to my doctor today, and since my symptoms are seeming to come back, and since I REFUSE to come out of remission when I had been doing so well, we upped the dosage back to 30 mg of Prednisone, and then I hope to just decrease 5 mg from there.
Thanks for the info on staying healthy with the Imuran. Another question... I have always had a very strong immune system, and will that affect how long it takes for the Imuran to kick in? I can't quite seem to fully understand how it works, and I know they say that many people do not know exactly how Imuran works, but what do you two think?
Also, Nanners, I will discuss with my doctor about using both Asacol and Imuran. I thought about that before, but I thought I heard once that using the two together may cause medical problems. Haha, guess that should not be too much of an issue though, considering we have somewhat of a medical problem already :p
Hope you both have a Merry Christmas!