i've never been on it....but I'd say no.
Maybe you can "bargain" with him and say you'll do it on a fast taper over 10 days....at least it's an option. I believe that type of taper starts at 30 or 60mg...don't know that for sure.
A 15mg dosage isn't high, however...you may still have a difficult time with side effects and getting off it? But if it'll get you to Disney, maybe it's worth a try if it helps your pain.
You're truly between a rock and a hard place...I wouldn't doubt if the stress of all you've been going through is contributing somewhat...maybe you'll feel better once you come back.
Have you had a series of blood tests done to see if there's anything else going on?
Are the boric acid supps helping you?
*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 !!!