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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/9/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,

I'm tapering prednisone from 20mg,15mg,10mg,5mg (2 weeks on each taper) and now at 2.5mg ... I started seeing my symptoms coming back from yesterday..I started tapering from last week friday. I'm always on Lialda 4/day since last 2 years.. my US is left-sided.

Today morning went to BM for 3 times and once in the evening. Morning little bit of blood with mucus and evening it looked like more blood + mucus..It is not like a bloody diarrhea...but solid stool with more mucus and blood attached to it..

Met the doctor this week Monday and at that time I'm doing pretty well..

What a kind of disease it is? Got frustated..Not sure what to do..Tired of calling doctor ...

Just concerned and confused whether the symptoms go away slowly by them self since I'm on Lialda and using Canasa Supp in night or they grow?

What would be the best option for me..go back to 10 or 5mg of prednisone if my GI asks me to do or stay with my current medications?

Any suggestions from you is highly appreciated.

Please respond..........

Thanks in advance and Thanks for all your comments and support

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30840
   Posted 7/9/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you still using the Canasa nightly?  if not, do so....better yet, do it morning and night while tapering.

I would suggest you do 5, 2.5, 5, 2.5, 5, 2.5, .... etc until you have no symptoms..then do 2.5....then to do the same at the next taper whatever that is.


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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