I personally would not go from 10 to 0, in your shoes, I would cut by 10mg till I got to 20mg then taper by 5mg per week until I got to 5mg and then would do 5mg every other day and then stop.
I have been on pred for a year and I am now down to 5mg and will be doing 5mg/2.5 mg alt days for 6 weeks, then 2.5 mg a day for 6 weeks then 2.5 mg every other day for 6 weeks. I was mainly on pred for my kidneys also benefitted my UC.
Even being at 5mg has helped my swelling go down!
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!