When our son was first diagnosed, he was also put on Pred 80 mg daily, along with the Asacol and 6MP. Whenever we'd try to taper him down, he'd flare. We finally had to taper by 2.5 mg (broke 5 mg in half) until he was finally off it. If I remember right, it took about
nine months total. Good luck to you.
Breast Cancer at 37; bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Colon resection 2004; Sub-Total colectomy September 2007 for colonic inertia - didn't work.
Son with UC; taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups. Recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis - now on Humira.
Husband with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.