Great questions. The pred was from my initial flare, I started taking it again and my GI suggested I take it for only 2 weeks. I was weening down to 6 Asacol per day (before the flare) to reduce the # of meds I had to take (its always hard to remember the mid-day dosage, especially when in remission) and I was doing great in remission.
I wasn't given any rectals from my GI. Do most people recommend them and do they reduce the flare duration? The UC is limited, can't remember where exactly.