I absolutly agree with you dec38. You should always use the lowest effective dose with prednisone. Most GI's know that. Personally i would do just what you said and disregard the GI's suggestion. I have played around with prednisone enough to know what i am doing. Right now i just call my doc and say i need more pills, for awhile i self medicated.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment: Probiotics & supplements:
2400mg oral asacol Digestive enzymes
5mg prednisone tapering 50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
75mg azathioprine folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum VSL#3 450billion bacteria packets
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,yeast,breads. Stay natural as possible.
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08