Also consider the fact that you just lowered the pred...you might have "some" symptoms of relapse.
You should consider protiotics that also have rhamnosus and reuteri. Look into Flora brand. It needn't be too complicated..try another one and see if it improves.
Taking probiotics, supplements, etc is an up and down thing. We still will flare when we take them, but what it's doing "inside" is supporting as healthy and as balanced a colon and digestive tract as possible.
It's not all or nothing when dealing with UC...but it does take a while to get it all worked out and find out how it all works for us.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!