I started with 40mg and the improvement was almost immediate within a day or so. Not to say all symptoms went away, there was just drastic improvement. I am in the middle of tapering down (see sig) now and I only see blood on the rare occassion and I think even then it is due to my diet since I am "experimenting" with what I can and can't eat right now.
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.
Post Edited (UC in Memphis) : 1/17/2009 2:56:30 PM (GMT-7)