A rule of thumb about
prednisone taper is this: do not taper until you are stable with the dose you are on. If you are still seeing blood, you need to stay where you are, or possibly up the dose.
I hate pred and the things it does to me. However, at times it is a necessary evil. You need to have patience. Yes, easier said than done.
Have you tried a low residue diet to help your bleeding colon? I revert to this when the bleeding doesn't stop quickly. I will only eat things that are soft and won't "scratch" my poor guts.
You are not going to see a change over night. Sorry, but it takes time.
1st step - stop the bleeding using meds and diet. After that is accomplished, you can start thinking about
a taper and eating different things.
I hope you get better soon. I can't imagine flaring and having an infant!
Thinking of you!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: Mild Flare
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and a probiotic
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08: Next infusion: 12/02/08
Last Prednisone dose: 7/15/08