Make sure you are ALWAYS taking pred with food!
I've taken mine in two doses or all at once in the AM. To stay with your body's natural rhythm it is best to take it before 9:00 am. However, at the higher doses, I found that it didn't seem to "last" all day and by the afternoon/early evening I was cramping and uncomfortable again. That's when I started taking it in two doses.
I second Beth's suggestion about
the calcium and vit D!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
30mg Pred until I get set up for Remicade