I know almost how you feel, I was not that bad of shape before but still pretty bad. For me this taper, I am down to 5mg one day 2.5 the next. I tend to get some blood a few days to a week after the taper in a few bm's here and there but then it goes away. I kind of tapered by 2.5mg every two weeks, since I would bleed a bit almost a week after the taper then I would stay at that another week to see what would happen then would taper again.
I know what you mean, when I see blood in toilet I want to scream my head off and rip the toilet out of the floor and throw it 100 feet up in the air and well, I feel kind of nutty!!!!!
I hope it's just a small blip and you continue to do well. Take Care!!!
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. Close to remission since 9/08.
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!