I am down to 5mg and I think starting to flare. It seems to be triggered by a cold that I got the day before my flare symtoms came on so I have my fingers crossed that as my cold goes away that these UC symptoms will also. It doesn't feel out of control yet but I know that it can get that way quick so every time I try to out smart it. I am starting to loose my appetite which I use to think was due to weening off prednisone. I am now convinced that loss of appetite is just a symptom of UC. Any suggestions to how to overcome this loss of appetite? Ensure gives me worse "D" so I am trying to avoid that. Some blood but not much but now like 3bm's a day after being 100% perfect for the past couple of months. Times like this that I wonder if I just need to have my colon removed and be rid of this up and down roller coaster.