I experienced the same joint pain whenever I tapered down.
Now that I am off the Pred since almost 3 weeks, that joint pain comes in waves. I have it occasionally over a couple of hours and then it is gone.
And just to add to Judy's posting if I may: Please don't take any ibuprofen or aspirin. These NSAID pain killers are a no no for people suffering from UC, because they can cause bleeding of the GI tract. I agree that Tylenol is not as potent as the NSAID, but it is safe for UC sufferers. Just a peace of information - in case you didn't know
Scarlett, 38 yo., TX
Pancolitis since 3/1997
Worst flare of my life from 8/2008 until mid 12/2008 - bye bye flare! Was about friggin' time ...
6 x Asacol a day
0 mg Prednisone (stopped Dec 14, 2008)
75mg 6-MP (started Dec 1, 2008)
Flintstones Complete Vitamins