20 mg is the number that I cannot not beat when it comes to pred. That's where I have been for several weeks trying to taper. Even at 20 mg I am not great- still urgency and blood. Like most of us on pred. I HATE IT! My doctor said that many people have trouble tapering when they get to 20mg. UC in Memphis- tried anything else but pred and Lialda?
No, I have not tried anything but the Lialda and Prednisone. I REALLY don't want to jinx myself but the last 3 days have been great. 1 BM first thing in the morning usually (sometimes a second before I leave for work) and no cramping, blood, mucas or Tenesmus. Somewhat "normal" days. I am now starting my second week on the reduced 20mg of Prednisone. I hope my progression continues.
Dx:Moderate-severe UC 12/24/08
Lifelong GI issues including an intesusception at age 4
Current meds: Lialda; Prevacid; Prednisone 12/24-01/05 (40mg) 01/06-present (20mg)
Hoping to never have to resort to rectal meds due to traumatic enemas as a child.