ive had a weird but oddly regular 6 weeks of tapering pred..
mondays i would taper down by 5mgs.
tuesday, wed, thursday were miserable with all symptoms being bad.. blood, pain, D, the works.
friday and sat, i would feel a bit better and sunday was much better.
monday would come and i would taper by 5mgs..
and same thing happened on all the same days as week before.
then last week, i finished pred, and wed, thurs and friday were horrible. back to the way i was a month and a half ago.
now, today, tuesday, a week later... i am doing great.
remission it seems. no blood, no D, no pain really (unless i have a really big poo, then it hurts)
so tapering does seem to bring symptoms back til your body gets used to it.
i did pee a lot as well.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day