Last Thursday, I finally convinced my GI I was in a flare. He prescribed a prednisone taper starting at 40 mg and tapering 5 mg every five days. This morning I took my sixth dose. So far the prednisone has only lessened my cramps. Still have urgency, blood, soft stools. My GI is on vacation until after Labor Day. I'm supposed to start taking 35mg on Friday. I don't know if I should reduce the doseage or stay at 40 mg until I can speak with him. How long can it take for prednisone to start working.
I was on a prednisone taper in April 2011 that put me in remission for a year. I'm worried the prednisone will not kick in this time. I thought it would work quickly since I started at a higher dose this time.
Any thoughts to share? Thanks--the support of this group of fellow sufferers comforts me.