The more posts I read about people tapering off of the Prednisone and the symptoms coming back has me extremely nervous. I am at 20mg now (the last week), down from 40mg the 2 weeks before that. So far so good but he said he wants me too do this 20mg for 2 weeks and then down to 10mg the following 2 weeks, then to zero (if all goes well). I just hope this is not too steep of a tapering (as opposed to 5mg every week or something).
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)