Can you try another doctor? There are many other drugs, your doc is not being imaginative enough!
And that's a very abrupt taper. When I'm flaring, I keep taking 30 or 40 until I'd doing better for a while, then start to taper. How docs think they know when you should start your taper ahead of time, I'll never understand. That's the treatment for poison ivy, not a chronic disease!
Get a stronger probiotic?
Try potato chips, they are easy on my gut and I certainly don't lost weight on them! Not very nutritious, tho...
I hope you feel better soon.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.