I agree with Peety about staying on 30 or 40 mg of pred for longer before tapering. During this mild flare that I'm trying to get over I started at 30mg for 1 week and noticed improvements so I went down to 20 for 2 weeks. I'm now tapering 2mg every week. You might just have to go slower. Hopefully you can get the GI mess cleared up so you can see someone.